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The Bluestone, Volume 95 

The Yearbook of James Madison University 

April 2003-April 2004 

Enrollment: 15,769 

800 South Main Street, MSC 3522 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807 



Editorial Board 

Gina Indellicate, Editor in Chief 

Kari Depurv', Managing Editor 

Peyton Green, Creative Director 

Kristin Short, Copy Editor 

Morgan Riehi, Photography Editor 

Geoff Alien, Business Manager 


Jeanette Shapiro, Producer 

Nicole Maier, Writer 

Nathaniel Clarkson, Photographer 

Megan Gwaltney, Photographer 

Megan Bucknum, Photographer 


Ali Johnston, Producer 

Carrie Belt, Writer 

Angela Morgan, Writer 

Clare Burchard, Photographer 

Emily Dursa, Photographer 

Kate Sawyer, Photographer 


Maureen Dohert)', Producer 

Isabel Ramos, Designer 

Cary Lea Bell, Writer 

Ashley McClelland, Writer 

Sara Woodward, Photographer 


Charlotte Dombrower, Producer 

Meghan Wirt, Designer 

Leanne Chambers, Writer 

Angela Norcross, Writer 

Brandi Duck, Photographer 

Jenny Yoo, Photographer 


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Huddled under umbrellas, the College of 
Education attempts to stay dry dunng the 
rainy graduation. The diploma ceremonies 
were divided by school and unfortu- 
nately not all of the ceremonies could 
be held inside, jPhofo by Morgan Riehl\ 

it can rain but they will shine 

Nicole Maier 

Graduation marks a dav of achievement and signifies the point when 
students step out into a world of opportunit)', only this time they should have 
brought their umbrellas. On May 10 threats of severe thunderstorms hung 
in the air during the main commencement ceremony held in Bridgeforth 
Stadium. The rain held off through former U.S. Senator George Mitchells 
address to the class of 2003 and awarding of degrees. Yet, the storm would 
not wait tor long. 

It was when the colleges began their separate ceremonies, where students 
were to be recognized individually, that campus police informed them of a 
change in plans. Due to severe rain and lightning in the area, all outdoor 
ceremonies were cancelled. The College of Arts and Letters, College of 
Education and College of Integrated Science and Technology were forced to 
postpone. "This was done in the best interest of the safety of all in attendance, 
said Dr. Arthur Benson, dean of integrated science and technology. Both 
the College of Business and the College of Science and Mathematics were 
able to continue their indoor ceremonies. 





The RAIN, 


ations made 
this graduation 

hard to forget. 

The cancelled ceremonies were soon rescheduled for June 7, in 
the Convocation Center. "Rescheduling of the ceremony was 
initiated out of the President's office at his request. He was 
responding to the many correspondences relating disappoint- 
ment at not being able to complete the ceremony," said Benson. 
According to an article posted by University Communications 
on the University website, President Rose said that this date was 
best in terms of the availability of campus facilities and area 
hotels. At the ceremony Rose and others made brief statements 
to the audience. Then the graduates were given the chance to 
walk across the stage and shake the hands of President Rose and 
the dean of his or her college. 

The chance for a student to be acknowledged in front of 
friends and family was significant to many. "I feel that graduat- 
ing students feel it is important to receive individual recognition 
during the graduation ceremony. This can only be achieved at 
subgroups at least a.s small as, if not smaller, than the college 
unit," said Benson. 

Recent graduate and former international affairs major, Jose 
Gonzalez, was one of the lucky students to be able to walk 
before his ceremony was called to a close. "I think it is very 
important for students to walk. After all, it is the most impor- 
tant part of the ceremony. Many students, myself included, had 
friends and family travel great distances for graduation, and 
many were upset to not see their graduate walk," he said. 

Gonzalez suggested that the administration should have had 
an alternative plan for the original graduation day instead of 
rescheduling the event. "It would have been better to have 
scheduled the different graduation ceremonies throughout the 
day at the Convocation Center so that everyone would have a 
chance to walk," said Gonzalez. "I know of other schools that do 
their graduation all throughout the same day with different 
ceremonies at different times so that they are all indoors and 
avoid any weather problems," he added. 

Graduation was considered an important milestone in many of 
the graduates' lives. "It marks the end of one academic experi- 
ence. But, more importantly commencement points to the 
future and new opportunities and challenges. It is not an ending 
but is better thought of as a new beginning," said Dr. Richard 
Whitman, dean of College of Arts and Letters. 

Dianna Schwartz, a recent graduate and history major had her 
own comment about graduation. "It's like a double-edged 
sword, it's the end of something incredible, more amazing than 
you ever thought four years of your life could be, but its also the 
beginning of new lives, ones that you know will be great because 
ofwhat JMU has instilled in ;ill of us." 

Cjtaduation was a day that most students will remember tor 
years to come. As Benson said, "closing of the outside college 
ceremonies made it noteworthy. " Ihc rain, lightning and 
cancellations made this graduation hard to forget. 






Rising up from his fellow graduates, 
senior Matt Carasella photographs the 
main commencement. Held in 
Bridgeforth Stadium, the rain only began 
during the presentation of diplomas. 
[ Photo by Morgan Riehl 1 

Listening intently to the commence- 
ment speaker, one senior is joined by 
his dog. George Mitchell, former U.S. 
senator, who spoke on the contribu- 
tions of James Madison and the 
importance of American freedoms, 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Showing off senior pride, the tops of the 
caps for graduating seniors seived as a fun 
spot for decoration. Graduating years 
and shout outs to fhends and family 
were commonly seen on the caps. 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 



changes on campus 

Nicole Maier 

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the new and improved JMU 



Under construction daily, the new 
physics and chemistry building is 
expected to be connpleted in 2005. Due 
to the increased participation in the 
sciences, the site behind ISAT was 
alloted as an additon to the pevious 
science buiding. Miller Hall, located on 
the Quad. 
Photo by Nathaniel Clarkson I 


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Returning students arrived on campus this \'ear to find things nor as 
they had leh them. Many new changes occured over the summer, 
from dining services to new buildings and additions on campus, 
iindial .Set r.. 

The placement of a sundial adjacent to Keezell Hall had been a 
mystery to many students. According to Fred Hilton, director of 
university communications, the construction of the sundial was 
sponsored by the campus secret sociery known as "1N8." How to 
actually use the dial was not quite clear to many students. In order to 
have the dial read accurate time, a person needs to stand on the correct 
posirion on the metal bar in middle of the sundial. The letters on the 
bar represent the months of the year with each month being marked bv 
the letter it begins with. The bottom "J" of the bar represented Januar)-. 
The months go all the way up the bar to July before coming back dow n 
to December. To determine where to stand on the bar depends on what 
day of the month it is. If it was November 15, then the person would 
stand halfwav between the "N" and the "D." The shadow cast bv the 

person will represent the correct Eastern Standard Time. Due to 
davlight savings time, an hour must be added in the spring. 

Dinning Do-Overs 

With the opening of the College Center rwo years ago came both 
opportunit}' and space for Mrs. Greens. Originally Mrs. Greens existed 
as a dining hall and catering service by day and a banquet hall bv night. 
When the banquet room was needed, all the long tables had to be 
folded up and put awav onlv to be taken out again for the next day. The 
College Center soon became home for both the catering and banquet 
services, leaving Greens to manage just their lunch crowd. According to 
Operations Director of Dining Services Stephanie Hoshow, it was 
recognized from comments made by customers and the Student 
Government Association that more seating was needed. "We base all our 
decisions in dining services on student comments and feedback," said 
Hoshow. The prepararion kitchen was moved into areas rhat were 
originallv used for storage and Greens was expanded. The folding tables 
with vinyl tablecloths were replaced with smaller tables accompanied by 

changes on campus 


changes on campus 

stylish chairs. New tood options also arrived with the other changes 
made to Greens. Fresh baked bread was added to the wrap section and 
more dessert options were available. 

Lakeside F.xpress 

Lakeside Express also took advantage of the extra space in Chandler 
Hall. In past years a curtain dividing Lakeside and Greens would be 
closed during the day to allow more seating during Mrs. Greens' serving 
hours. The expansion of Greens allowed Lakeside to keep this seating 
area permanently opened. Lakeside also received its own updated look. 
A new service counter was installed along with the addition of two new 
television sets and new tables. Lakeside increased its drink selection and 
started to offer bonled water as well as adding a few new menu options. 

PC Duke 

PC Dukes did some renovations of its own. Hoshow said that many 
changes in Dukes were made due to comments received about how over 
crowed it had been during lunchtime. The large beverage island was 
taken out of the center ot the serving area and drink fountains were 
placed on the sides instead. "It flows better and people can be served 
more quickly," said Hoshow. 

A new deli named Pastramis was added in response to customer's 
wishes to have more diversified delis around campus. The new deli 
offered a selection of hot sandwiches along with their usual cold style 
ones. Also, two new "Grab and Go Coolers" with pre-made meals were 
added bv the registers. The coolers allowed Dukes to add more salad 

a $10 million 
new athletic center is 
adjacent to the Bndgeforth 
lum. The Robert and 
"^tWf^' Flecker Athletics Perforrp^ce 
Centt ■ vvill provided newj 
rl^^^lockerg,.sperTSrnedinTie " 
facilities ana other benefits in 2005. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

and dessert options. Man\- changes were made to supply, folks [with] a 
large variety and to give more healthy options, " said Hoshow. 

Mjrkjni; I listcir\ 

The Madison Historians have made their mark. The group, along with 
the help of the Madison Center located in Wilson Hall, developed the 
plan to put up rwo historical signs. The Historians first met with 
Philip Bigler, an administrator in the James Madison Center to come up 
with project ideas. "His job is to bring Madison to James Madison 
University, " said Kehl Mandr, recent alum and former president of 
the historians. "He gave us the idea of making the roadside 
marker because so many other schools have one," said Mandt. 

After many months ot hard work, the signs which were funded by 
JMC and went in the ground in late August. The signs were put in 
across from the university entrances on Main Street and Port Republic 
Road. Each sign reads the following: 

"The university was founded in 1908, through efforts of the senator 
George B. Keezell, of Rockingham County, as the State Normal and 
Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. In 1924 it became the 
State Teachers College at Harrisonburg, before it was renamed Madison 
College in 1938 to honor |ames Madison, the Father of the Constitution 
and fourth president of the United States. The school admitted men 
to regular sessions in 1946 and became fully coeducational in 1966. 
In 1977 the college was renamed James Madison University and has 
become a nationally recognized comprehensive public institution." 

Red Light, Green Lighi 

The new traffic light got the go ahead this year when the university 
and the Virginia Department of Transportation agreed that it was 
needed at the intersection of Bluestone Drive and Carrier Drive. 
Installation of the light began on June 2 and was up and going by June 
25. It was put in to, "better manage pedestrian and vehicular traffic on 
campus," said Fred Hilton. The light helped allow traffic to turn 
onto Bluestone Drive where previously vehicles were forced to wait for 
.1 break in traffic. "It helps us get the buses out of here," said 
Harrisonburg Transit bus driver Dwayne Strother. In the past, "traffic 
would not stop to let us out." Strother was happy to have the new 
addition on campus. "They should have put it up there a long time 
ago," he said. 


The University Recreation Center did some shaping up of their own. 
With their addition of on-line registration for group fitness classes 
launched in August, students and faculty could sign up for classes 
starting 24 hours ahead ot time up until 45 minutes before the class 
began. Walk-in registrations could be made from 45 minutes until 1 5 
minutes before the classes started. In previous years, participants would 
have to arrive early to wait in line to register for one of the 70 group 
fitness classes offered a week. Brook^J-faompson, Coor4inator of 
Marketing for UREC believed tha« lot (ffltrf^iffSfe^fJci^f) i@t 
turned off to taking cLisscs because tlTev were not cunoucne to tneiT 
^Chedul^ThoQifison sni^rfi.irJg' eiimin.itiii." all,|licwaitin|^ime the)' 
would be able to reacl^^rger variety of the population. 


UREC did not stress about making yoga classes free for the first time. 
In the past few years each voga session cost about S5. "Since this form 
of Group Fitness is highly 'training specific" we reallv needed our 
instructors to go through intense training, certifications and continuing 
education," said Jill Zagora, coordinator of group fitness at the center. 
The cost of training made it necessary to charge tor the class. This year 
Zagora said she was able to train the rest of the Group Fitness staff in 
yoga. Since the training could be done in-house it eliminated the need 
to charge for the class. 

Also, an addition of speed bags was added on the third floor by the 
track. Due to the growth in the number of fitness classes, many of the 
studios that contained speed bags were constantly in use. The new bags 
allowed participants to use them whenever the center was open. "URECs 
mission is to promote healthy lifestyles to all participants," said 
Thompson. "Making changes allow us to reach more participants." 
hemi-stry and Physics Building 

Construction was hard to miss behind the ISAT buildings. The 
skeletal structure of a building that was there tor the earlier part of the 
year was the beginning of the new chemistry and physics building. The 
three-story structure was the future location of laboratories, classrooms, 
faculty offices and academic support areas. Miller Hall was the current 
home to the two departments. The departments have grown consider- 
ably said Thomas Gallaher, an analytical chemist in the department ot 
chemistry. "We're packed in here like a bunch of sardines," said 
Gallaher. "The new building will allow tor expansion. This new facility 
will enable the departments of chemistry and physics to continue to 
provide excellent resources for students and taculty to pursue educa- 
tional and research activities." The final projected cost ot the project 
was $25.5 million. 
uhletic Developments 

The record for the largest amount of private donations ever made for a 
University- project was set this veav. The S^ million in donations helped 

to support the S9.8 million construction of the campus' performance 
center. The name Robert and Frances Plecker Athletics Performance 
Center will be given to honor the Plecker family, who had been 
longtime contributors to the university's athletic program. According to 
a University Communications report, the center will be home to new 
weight training areas, new football locker rooms, a sports-medicine 
complex, meeting rooms, coaches' offices and an academic support area 
tor student-athletes. Challace McMillin, the university's first football 
coach and a current professor of kinesiology has the honor of having the 
center's academic complex named after him. The project was estimated 
to be completed in 2005. 


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Stopped at the new light, cars 
brake at the intersection of 
Bluestone and Carrier Drive. The 
installation occured during the 
summer and was intended to 
help buses exiting the Godwin bus 
;' Photo by Clare Burchard 1 

Attempting to correctly read the 
sundial, junior Ali Johnston uses 
the directions printed in The 
Breeze to read the time. Located 
next to Keezsil Hall, the sundial 
represents an ancient traditon in 
hopes that students will 
appreciate how far technology 
has come. 
/ Photo by Meghan Gwaltney I 


changes on campus 


taking the stage for a weekend of rock music 

Julie Zavacky 


Performing to a packed Godwin 

Gym crowd. Converge pounds out 

their set. The last band in the line-up. 

Converge played into the morning hours. 

( Photo by Morgan RIehl \ 





MACRoCk is a vital part of the community of Harrisonburg and a 
vital part of the independent community in general. It brings 
people together for a weekend of music and there is just a feel 
of community in the air the entire weekend. j 

'erence Director 

Main Street Bar and Grill hosts 

the 14 piece jam-band Antibalas 

Afrobeat Orchestra. Performance 

venues were on campus and in 

the city of Harrisonburg. 

Photo by Morgan Riehl 

Last spring, students were treated to a sudden myriad of people in ripped 
jeans, 80s srv'le t-shirts, and studded armbands, cruising campus like they 
owned the place. But this wasn't just a peaceful takeover. It was Harrisonburg's 
own MACRoCk, the Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference that the 
student run radio station, WXJM, helped produce each year. 

The culmination of a year's worth of hard work and intense planning got 
crammed into the two-day, jam-packed music conference. Not only did 
over 100 bands play from various genres and backgrounds, but MACRoCk 
also hosted numerous panels and speakers designed to get people more 
interested and involved in the independent music scene. Senior Matt 
Schnable, director of the conference, said, "MACRoCk is a vital part 
of the community ot Harrisonburg and a vital part of the independent 
communit}' in general. It brings people together tor a weekend of music 
and there really is just a feel of community in the air the entire weekend." 

WXJM booked over 100 bands for the event, ranging in sr\'les from hip- 
hop to indie rock. Junior Jess Woodward said that the goal was to bring in 
"all the independent music that other radio stations ignore. " As coordinator 
of the Label Expo, Woodward brought in about 50 labels and distribution 
companies tor the conference. The kicker was that no major label performers 
were allowed to play at MACRoCk and no corporate sponsors were 
permitted to donate money. Only independent businesses were given the 
opportunity. The idea was to give these independent groups a little more 
coverage "exposing kids to new music in different genres as well as supporting 
do-it-yourself ventures," Woodward explained. 

However, MACRoCk was a lot more than just a music conference. The 
numerous speakers and panels touched upon subjects such as media 
democracy, record labels, booking and promoting, nonprofit shows, 
benefits, promotions and band merchandise. The entire event was 
designed to educate students and performers alike about the ins and 
out's of the music industry. 

Schnable said that being a part of MACRoCk was "a good way to teel 
connected to Harrisonburg and to music in general. There [was] constant 
contact with people outside of the JMU campus through sponsorship 
donations from businesses, t-shirt productions, venues, etc." 

Each band that participated in the conterence became part ot various 
showcases held around town for the event. Off-campus venues included 

Artful Dodger, Dave's Taverna, Court Square Theatre, Little Grill, Elks 
Lodge and Main Street Bar and Grill. On campus, shows were held in PC 
Ballroom, Godwin Hall and the College Center Grand Ballroom. Official 
MACRoCk universal badges were a handy and convenient option for 
those deeply interested in the conference, allowing the attendees to buy 
one for the weekend. No matter where the concerts were located, single 
tickets as well as the universal badges, were accepted. 
Students were definitely not lacking any options during the music fest. 

Antibalas Atrobeat contributed to the world showcase. Hip-Hop options 
included Mr. Lif, Illuminessence and Renezance. Those with a more 
hardcore metal sound involved Dillinger Escape Plan, and Converge. 
Other bands performing were Q and Not U, Hopes Fall, The Thermals, 
Need New Body and Kid 606. The main headliner for the weekend was 
singer/songwriter Wesley Willis. After seeing his performance that 
weekend. Junior Zach Livingston said, "the presence of MACRoCk 
exposes the community to something other than the cookie-cutter fashion 
and music that JMU students eat for breakfast every day. It reminds 

"The goal was to bring 
in all the independent 
music that other radio 
stations ignore." 

-Junior Jess Woodward 

people that there is life outside of this campus and [the show] was a reflection 
of how awesome MACRoCk directors are for getting all sorts of weird 
talent together." 

Adding to this. Woodward commented, "MACRoCk isn't just for kids 
who listen to music you've never heard ot. A lot of the bands that are 
really big right now have played MACRoCk in past years, including 
Dashboard Confessional, Saves The Day, Thursday, and others. It s an 
experience that can expose everyone to great new stuff" 

Yet with all this diversity in the music scene, programmers find it very 
difficult to attract many students to the showcases. Schnable expanded 
upon this after observing last spring's conference. He said, "Something 
that is always a constant problem is the lack of involvement and turnout 
of the majority of the students at JMU. This is such a unique conference 
that it is a shame to go to this school and not check it out. There are so 
many genres of music offered at the conference that it just doesnt seem 
right not to be curious and [listen] to some new music." 

Livingston agreed with this, commenting on university students' lack of 
interest. He encouraged, "if you have a bit of cash, go and see a show, or 
get a badge and see a bunch. Or volunteer to help out. 

All of the programming and planning that went into the conference was 
\'olunteer and those that did become involved came away from MACRoCk 
with a very unique and rewarding experience. "The people in charge put a 
crazy amount of time and effort into making it all work," said Woodward. 
"There are a lot ot things that can go wrong and a lot of them do, but 
somehow we always pull it all off and put on a great show." Volunteers 
and everyone involved with the MACRoCk committee went without 
much sleep during the conference, often getting less than two hours a 
night. However, Schnable said that in the end, "all that work that we put 
into it was so worth it and made us ven,' thankful for what we had accomplished. 
Last year we had such a great response from the community. All of the 
shows were amazing and so many bands just played better than we could 
have ever expected." The shows definitely went on and the conference as a 
whole was quite a success. Woodward concluded, "MACRoCk is a great 
way to become involved with the awesome bunch of people that work at 
■WXJM and put on something that is really amazing." 



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Headbashing along with the crowd, 
The Thermals guitarist plays a solo. 
The Thermals were amoung 100 
featured artists I Photo Morgan Riehl ] 

Closing out the night, Mr. LIf with Akrobatik 
and DJ Fakts perform In PC Ballroom. 
Groups at MACRoCk ranged from rap 
to iazz [ Photo bv Morgan Riehl ] 

Holding out the microphone, Give up the 
Ghost singer Wes Eisold includes his fans 
in his performance. Despite the popularity 
of the music, there were also speakers 
and information sessions included dunng 
MACRoCk [ Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 



Energizing the crowd, Duke Amayo of 
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra leads 
the band during their performance at 
MACRoCk. IVIACRoCk lasted for two 
days. I Photo by Morgan Riehl | 

Angry Atom gets energized as they sing 
to a crowd at the College Center 
ballroom. Numerous bands who has 
performed at MACRoCk went on to 
become famous musicians. 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl | 


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greek week 

kristin short and kari deputy 





greek week 


greek week 

Dues: S300. Chapter pin: $85. Letters: $20. A week of brotherhood 
and sisterhood: Priceless. Greek Week was about celebrating "the growth 
of the Fraternity/Sorority communit)' through service, character and 

Fraternities and sororities spent the week getting to know fellow Greeks 
and strengthening their relationships through games, competition and 
community service. "Greek Week was seriously one of the best weeks of 
my life," said sophomore Melissa Peters. "It was a great opportunity to 
get closer to my sisters; all the activities unified us as a group." Junior 
Jillian Macey said, "It's Homecoming in the spring and the spirit 
permeates the air of JMU." 

The Greek Week Core Committee organized the event. Each chapter 
delegated a member to the committee. Macey was the student director 
and oversaw the GWCC. Each member of the committee was in charge 
of an event during the weeklong celebration. Andrea Innes and Kit 
Collins were part of Special Events and Community Service. Rebekah 
Sherman ran Greek Sing and publicin,- was overseen Evan Winokur. 

The week began on Sunday, April 6 and ended April 10. The five-dav 
festival was a competition in which all the organizations competed to 
win points at each of the events. At every event, chapters were ranked 
first through third place according to the amount of points they were 
awarded. Sunday kicked off the week as a service day with Friends of 
Blacksrun Green Way and a clean up of parks in Harrisonburg. 

Tuesday was Cook-Off day in the front of Festival with grilled entrees 
and desserts. That evening there was also a kickball tournament and a 
crest drawing. At the crest drawing, each sorority- and fraternit)' had to 
attempt to draw their club crest in chalk on the sidewalk. They were 
judged for accuracy and creativitv' and the best crest drawing won points 
for their organization. 

Wednesday was known as Commons Day. Due to inclement weather, 
though, the activities had to be moved inside to Transitions in Warren 
Hall. However, that did not hinder the festivities from continuing. 
Commons Day included a food drive, blood drive, cotton candy, 
basketball game and pennv wars. Penny wars was a timed event where 



greek week 



Performing a beautiful kick-line, tfie 
dancers from Alpfia Phi strut their stuff. 
"Alpha Phi Fight Club," which received 
second place, was choreographed and 
practiced for weeks before the night of 
Greek Sing. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 





the participating chapters filled up their own and each others jars with 
coins. The object was to get as many pennies as possible in the jar of the 
chapter one belonged to, and to add silver coins into everyone else's. 
Pennies were positive points, while any other coins were negative. With 
15 minutes left, chapters began bringing out buckets of pennies that 
had been hidden from other chapters during the course of the competi- 
tion. After seeing this, some chapters began to pull out dollar bills to 
put in as negative points against others. Delta Gamma came out as the 
winner, having collected the most pennies. Even 
though there were heightened tensions during 
the penny wars competition, it was worth it in 
the end. M\ the money raised went to charit}'. 

Greek Sing was Thursday and was the most 
anticipated event of the entire week. In this 
competition, fraternities and sororities had their 
last chance to earn points. Ever)' participating 
chapter put together staged musical acts, each 
with their own theme. The acts included 
singing, dancing and props. While dancers 
performed choreographed routines, others stood 
on risers behind them and did hand motions to 
add effect. Chapters were judged in categories 
such as, "Best Risers," "Best Showmanship, " 
"Best Props" and "Best Choreography." Peters 
said her sororit)'. Alpha Phi, had the theme of 
Alpha Phi Fight Club and used songs such as 
"We Will Rock You," "Kung Fu Fighting," 
"Fighter," "Beat It," "Watch Me Shine" and 
"Mortal Combat." .Alpha Phi ended up placing second in the competi- 
tion, behind Sigma Sigma Sigma whose theme was Battle of the Sexes. 
After points for Greek Sing were awarded, the points from the entire 

Waiting while the nurse readies his arm 
to give blood, Wesley Hedgepeth of 
Delta Chi sits calmly. Giving blood was 
on of the many activities that Greeks 
participated in during the busy week. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Proving that guys can dance at Greek 

Sing too, a brother of Kappa Delta Rho 
thrills the crowd. KDR won Greek 
Week overall for the fraternities. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

week were tallied and the winners were announced. Sigma Sigma Sigma 
was the overall winner for Greek Week out of all the participating 
sororities. Delta Gamma was second and Alpha Phi came in third. For 
fraternities. Phi Gamma Delta won Greek Sing, but Kappa Delta Rho 
was first in Greek Week overall. Theta Chi was second and Kappa Alpha 
came in third. 

"Greek Week is the single best week of the entire year," sophomore 
Jenn Keegan said. "It is also an awesome wa\' to raise monev for so 
many different organizations around Harrisonburg." And several 
organizations benefited from the charitable activities. The Boys and 
Girls Club, a local homeless Shelter, Harrisonburg's Women's Domestic 
Abuse shelter, and Purcell Park all profited from Greek Week. Ten 
thousand dollars was donated to the Boundless Playground project in 
Purcell Park. 

"1 love ever)' aspect of Greek Week, " Macey said. "It's awesome to see 
every member of the Greek community helping out around Harrison- 
burg, playing games like they're in grade school again, working for 
months on Greek Sing and showing this school how much amazing 
talent is here." 

greek week 

tech game 


[ dukes take on the hokies J 

As Hokie and Duke fans poured into the immense Virginia 
Tech stadium, the rwo football teams warm up preparing to face each 
other on the field. The clash of Techs orange and maroon versus the 
Duke's purple and gold sepaned the crowd. While the general consensus 
was that the Dukes would nor be able to beat the then undefeated 
Hokies, Dukes tans still made the nvo hour travel southward to 
support their team. 

"I have a lot of friends at Tech and its fun to come out and see our 

Ashley McClelland 

team pla\'," said freshman Carole Ryan. Sophomore Matt Skirven said, 

"JMU doesn't get very many big stadium games and it's an awesome 
experience tor the team and crowd to play in a stadium this big. 

Within the first quarter ot the game Tech scored their first 
touchdown of the day. This was soon followed by a missed field goal 
with our first possession. This missed field goal proved to be 
something that was greatly regretted. Coach Mickey Matthews said, 
"The missed field goal was a huge play, so were three key quarter- 



back long runs against us and a punt return by their returner." 
Defensive end Jerame Southern said, "On defense during the first 
drive, if we could have made that tackle we could have changed the 
game, along with the kicL" 

By the end of the half the score was 20-0 Tech and by the end of the 
game Tech won 43-0. The team lacked on rushing yards; they had 303 
compared to our 18. "We rushed more than passed due to our field position. 
We were horded up and it is hard to throw from your own 10-yard line. 

We also wanted to keep the quarterback healthy," said Matthews. 

Overall the team felt as though they played well, but lacked in places. 
"We played well at offense and defense, but it is three pronged. 
Our kicking game was poor. Their punt return, our lack of kick 
off returns, the snap over the kickers head and our missed short 
field goal all hurt us," said Matthews. "As a defense we could have tackled 
better. We didn't wrap it up as well as in the past, and we made minor 
mistakes," said Line backer Trey Townsend. Southern said, "We played 




Playing for a crowd only the Hokles 
were used to, the Dukes' quaterback 
calls out the next play. The sea of 
burgundy and orange in the stands was 
hard to ignore, for it overwhelmed Lane 
Stadium. / Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 






Although the team lost, some players had good games. "Southern had 
12 tackles and quarterback pressure. He played very well," said Matthews. 
Southern said, "We put a couple of good drives together when we were 
backed up against the wall we made some good plays." 

According to Head of Security at the President's Box at Virginia 
Tech, Wayne Zellers, the game did attract a rather large crowd. 
"There were about 55,000 to 58,000 people at this game. There are 
usually about 65,000, and our record is 66,000," said Zellers. "I 

think that there are about as many students as always. Some of the season 
ticket holders probably didn't come." The game was possibly considered 
more of a friendly rivarly amoung the Interesate 81 colleges, attracting 
the students more so than the football fans. 

Despite the loss, the team gained something from playing 
Virginia Tech. Matthews said, "We did gain a big check from Tech, 
we also gained some confidence. We won some individual 
battles against them." 


Having made the two hour trip 
down Interstate 81, fans stand up 
and cheer for the Dukes. Many 
students sat in the visitor section 
of Lane Stadium, while others 
braved the masses and sat with 
Hokie friends in the Virginia Tech 
student sections. 
/ Photo by Morgan Hiehl I 

Amusing the fans in the crowd, 
the Duke Dog. with the help of 
one of the cheerleaders, knocks 
the Hokie Bird off his feet. The 
mascots participated in some 
friendly rivalry fun throughout the 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Looking for a hole in Virginia 
Tech's defensive line, Pervis 
Binns attempts to gain yards on 
the play. The Dukes only had 18 
rushing yards in the game and 
were not able to score: the game 
ended with a score of 0-43. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


Showing Virginia Tech what they 
can do, the Marching Royal 
Dukes perform before the 
massive amount of spectators 
piled into Lane Stadium. At half- 
Time of the game, both schools' 
bands entenained the crowd. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


tech game 


nas & the donnas 

While performing on stage, Nas raps at 
the sold out Convocation Center. 
Opening for Nas was hip-hop group 
Nucci Rey-0. I Photo by Morgan Riehl | 

all he needs is one mic 

contributed by The Breeze 

"It means, I'm protected," hip-hop artist Nas said about 
God's Son, his seventh tuU-length album and "most personal 
record. " Nas performed tracks off his new CD to a packed 
house of thrilled fans at the Convocation Center last spring. 

The concert was co-sponsored by the University Program 
Board and the Black Student Alliance as part of their 
"Ebony Exposure" week. 

Arms seemed to rise in a simultaneous uproar as Nas 
strolled onto the stage and heads began to bounce. 
Defining good hip-hop as "good word play, good flow and 
good concepts," Nas' music made him excel pass guidelines 
and stand out from his peers. 

Perhaps it's his depth of heart and soul that was apparent 
in everything he did, ranging from his lyrics to his perfor- 
mances. In "One Mic," Nas dropped to his knees and held 
out his hands, almost giving a visual image to his new album's 
title. Nas also charmed the audience, like he did the micro- 
phone, as he broke into his notorious "If I ruled the world.' 
From the hot, sweat)' bodies squished together in front ot the 
stage, to the very last pair ol squinting eyes in the nose bleed 
section of the Convo, every arm was moving up and down 
to make for a spine-tingling picture. 

Another touching moment was when Nas asked the 
audience to lih up their lighters to pay tribute to the late 
TuPac Shakur with "Thugz Mansion, " in which TuPac raps 
the second verse. Performing other singles off his new and 
previous albums such as his single "I Can," as well as "Made 
You Look" and "Got Ur Self a Gun," Nas kept the crowd alive 
anticipating his next display ol lyrical genius. 

With the release of his seventh album, one can see Nas was 
at peace with himself. The aura of intelligence and creativ- 
ity surrounding him seemed almost unattainable. When 
asked what two words he would use to describe himself", 
Nas said with a slight grin, "God's Son." 

Touring after the release of his seventh 
album, Nas performs one of his popular 
songs "I Can," Nas continued the 
tradition of hosting a hip-hop concert in 
the spring. | Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 



While slamming on her guitar, May Ford Providing a solid beat, drummer Tory 

bangs her head along with the music 
The Donnas were an all-girl rock band, 
that provided variety from typical male 
voices heard in rock, | Photo by Morgan 
Riehl 1 

Castellano rocks the College Center 
Ballroom. The concert, which was put 
on by the music class course, also 
featured bands OK Go and 
LounderMilk. [ Photo by Morgan Riehl] 

contributed by The Breeze 

Don't let their look fool you. At first glance. The Donnas may 
have looked like ctite and innocent girls, but the\' were a hard-rocking, 
hard-part\ing bunch. The Donnas' concert at the College Center 
Grand Ballroom in the spring was pure rock 'n' roll, loud guitars, 
pounding drums and tons of energy. 

The Donnas were comprised of bassist Maya Ford (Donna R), 
lead singer Brett Anderson (Donna A.), drummer Tory Castellano 
(Donna C.) and guitarist Allison Robertson (Donna R.). 

The group played a 4'S-minute set of about 15 songs consisting 
primarih' ot material from their latest and fifth album, "Spend the 
Night." The group's performance was the second stop on their tour, 
which began in Columbia, S.C. at Three Rivers Music Festival. 

Some of their songs, such as "Take it Off" and "Please Don't 
Tease" seemed to allude to role reversal, flipping the sexual stereotypes 
portrayed by many rock stars. Songs the audience showed the most 
enthusiasm for were "You Wanna Get Me High," "Hyperactive" and 
"I Don't Care," which Anderson dedicated to all die girls in the audience. 

Junior Elizabeth Drosdick said, "I think it was great that they 
came because they were able to bring a different style of music to 
JMU. " The crowd mostly was comprised of college students. Although 
much hoopla is made of The Donnas' all-girl status, it drew a crowd 
that was an even mix of both men and women. 

The Donnas said their status as an all-girl band in a musical genre 
dominated by men gets the group more publicity than its all-male 
counterparts. "I feel like we have to deal with a lot of issues that guy 
bands don't face, issues that are unique to girls," Castellano said. 
"It's frustrating." 

Castellano added, "Playing live is what we love to do most and 
(playing for) college students is cool because they are realh' into 
music — it's a big part of their lives." 



CO n ce rt 

featuring Alien Ant Farm 
amber is the color of your energy 

Angela Norcross 

The Convo went dark and then erupted into screams, cheers and 
stomping in the bleachers. As 31 1 took the stage the sound only increased, 
welcoming one of the most revered bands oi this age. On October 24, 
Alien Ant Farm and 311 performed to a sold out crowd, sponsored by 
the University Program Board . 

Planning for the concert began in September, when UPB put in a bid 
with More Music Group after deciding AAF and 31 1 were the bands 
they wished to feature. Meredith Weiss, UPB Director of Musical Events, 
said "We were very lucky in timing - that 31 1 would be in this area fit 
perfectly with the date that we had the Convocation Center." This 
brought the largest show, production-wise, the University has every 
experienced. The bands brought three tractor-trailers full of equipment 
and another truck for lighting. UPB members worked long hours on 
Thursday and Friday to prepare for the show, setting up the stage, 
trusses, and lighting in order to provide the audience with a great show. 

AAF, a rock and Nu-metal favorite, opened to what some thought was 
a lackluster performance, but one of the last before Terry Corso, the 
guitarist, departed the band on October 29. Sophomore Tommy Carothers 
commented, "They didn't have a lot of energ)', which 1, along with most 
of the general concert-watching public, like to see. They had a great 
sound though. " They performed manv songs from their new album 
TruAnt, with the most notable being the hit single "Glow." AAF featured 
more of their heavy rock music, but also devoted a section of their 
performance to entirely acoustic melodies. Junior Stephanie Perry said, 
"Surprisingly, 1 really liked Alien Ant Farm. 1 say surprisingly because 1 
was expecting them to have really hard core music, but it had a bit of a 
softer side and 1 really enjoyed it. They also played the perfect amount 
of time - not too short or too long." 

"Smooth Criminal," the band's remake of the Michael Jackson song 
was not performed, to the dismay of many junior Richclle Plot?, said, 
"Alien Ant Farm was better than 1 thought they would be. Those boys 
had pure rockin' voices, although 1 was disappointed they didn't play 
Smooth Criminal." Many agreed, however, that the band had a fantastic 

Entertaining thousands of screaming 

fans, the lead singer of 31 1 , Nick Hexum 

rocks out in the Convo. The much 

anticipated show was the largest ever 

brought to the University. 

I Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 

Singing with enthusiasm, Dryden 

Mitchell of Alien Ant Farm delights the 

crowd. AAF opened the show for 31 1 

on October 24, 2003, 

I Photo by Morgan Riehl \ 

sound "identical to the CD, " said junior Sean Hughes. AAF sufficiently 
warmed the crowd for the main event of the night, 311. 

311, named for an indecent exposure arrest b\' one of its band members, 
had performed since 1993, producing over seven albums. The group 
featured a mix of rap, rock and reggae music. When 311 took the stage, 
the crowd went wild. The floor and much of the auditorium was alive 
throughout the entire concert, bouncing up and down to the beat, 
screaming, and singing along. Throughout 311s performance, the 
bleachers shook back and fonh as students stamped their feet to the beat 
with excitement. 31 1 performed a long set list of just over 22 songs, the 
most recognized of which were "Come Original" and "You Wouldn't 
Believe." The concert was intended to promote their new album, 
Evolver, and many of the songs played over the course of the evening 
were part of their newest CD, including their well-known single, "Beyond 
the Gray Sky." 

Overall, 31 1 was well-received, well-liked and adored b\' the audience. 
Sophomore Dan Bordsen said, "1 feel like people who go to a 31 1 
concert are true 31 1 fans... they re just the type of band that you can't 
go see and not get into the music." Junior lennifer l.achman went to 
the concert solely for 3115 performance, deciding to go since she had, 
"been listening to 31 1 since middle school [and] their stage presence 
is unreal. They are so intense from start to finish, and they really 
engage everyone in the audience." Everyone who went seemed amazed 
by the talent 31 1 had and by the energy they exhibited throughout 
their performance, junior And\' C'othern said, "I loved the part where 
the whole band played the drums for a couple of minutes." As people 
filtered out into the parking lot comments such as, "They were awesome" 
and, "I'm so glad 1 came," were a part of almost every conversation. 





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american hi-fi & sponge 

Singing "Molly," lead singer Vinnie 

Dombrowski of Sponge performs for 

the crowd. Sponge followed Muelle and 

Graham Colton. I Photo by Morgan Riehl] 

wilson hall rocks out 

Gina Indellicate 

Wilson Hall, full ol lights, rock music and screaming tans — all for not 
even a penny. The Muelle, Graham Colton and Sponge concerts were 
full of happy, energized and surprised fans, as the admission tee was 
removed from the Wednesday night concert just before it began. 
Sponsored by UPB, the concert was successful in bringing forth an array 
of diverse music fans to Wilson Hall. 

Engaging in a guitar solo, the lead 
guitarist performs along with Sponge. 
Sponge performed at a free concert in 
Wilson Hall. I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


The opening act was not new to the Harrisonburg music scene. Muelle, 
a local band, won their chance to open for the concert in a local competition. 
They provided a good lead in to Graham Colton, a Texas band on tour 
for their album that would be released in a tew months. Produced by 
Brendan O'Brian, who could be credited with working on the albums 
ot such tamous artists as Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and Bruce 
Springteen, Graham Colton was extremely popular with the crowd. 

Graham Colton had just fmished touring with the Counting Crows 
and John Mayer. The band said their musical influences ranged from 
Tom Petty to Barry Manilow. 

Senior Tom Deary said, "Graham Colton was good, but it was Sponge 
who really rocked Wilson." 

Performing after Graham Colton, Sponge took the stage. Sponge enjoyed 
widespread commercial success in the early 90's with such hits as "Whack 
the Static," "Plowed" and "Molly." Their first album came out in 1993 
and the concert in Wilson was part of their fourth album tour. Their 
album, "For All the Drugs in the World," was successful among both 
fans from their early musical days, as well as their newer fan base. 

Lead singer of Sponge, Vinne Dombrowski described that their sound 
had "devolved" over time, as opposed to having evolved. The band 
pl.ued hits from its past decade of success, but ended the concert with 
their new single, "Treat Me Wrong." This final number involved the 
crowd, as Sponge invited all the girls, both students and teachers alike, 
to join them on stage. Together, the crowd and the band closed out the 
successful night ot fun .ukI nuisic, all for tree. 


timeless rock and roll 


Getting into the music, lead singer and 
guitanst Stacy Jones entertains the 
crowd, American Hi-Fi's show was 
opened by Some Odd Sense. 
[ Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 

Singing "Flavor of the Weal<," lead 
guitarist Jamie Arentzen rocks out with 
Amencan Hi-Fi, American Hi-Fi 
performed as a part of freshmen 
orientation, I Photo by Morgan Riehl] 

"Timeless rock and roll." bassist Drew Parsons called it, graced the 
stage Aug. 22"^* in the Wilson Hall auditorium. With opening act Some 
Odd Sense from Virginia Beach, American Hi-Fi brought in an almost 
full house during freshman orientation week. 

"I'm pumped by the turnout. It's great to see this instead of [the 
freshman] going out," said Elizabeth Leigh, senior psychology and 
communication major. 

American Hi-Fi, whose tide had no particular meaning, had been together 
tor five years. Brian Nolan and Stacy Jones, two members of the band, 
went to college together and met through the Boston music scene. The 
other members. Parsons and guitarist Jaime Arentzen were brought into 
the group later. 

Their high-energ)' concert featured songs from their second album released. 
The Art of Losing. Their breakthrough song, "Flavor of the Weak"' proved 
to be the biggest hit of the night. 

"I onK' know the "Flavor of the Weak" song, but I like rock," said freshman 
IDLS major, Tar)'n Goodwin. 

American Hi-Fi also performed songs such as "Teenage Alien Nation," 
"Safer on the Outside " and calmed the energy down with the melancholy 
"Another Perfect Day." They wrapped up their concert with an encore 
presentation of "Vertigo" from American Pie 2 and "The Break up 
Song" mixed with "Happy." 

To get into the concert mood, American Hi-Fi said they usually listen 
to a wide variety' of tunes. "I'm really into a band called Cave In right 
now," said Jones. All the members seemed to enjoy their iPods, mostly 
because they supply a never-ending list of artists and all different t)'pes 
of music the group said. 

American Hi-Fi said they had many musical idols such as Kurt Cobain, 
John Lennon and The Beatles. "We all listen to a broad array of music, 
but all happen to listen to the same stuff," Jones said. He also said they 
go through phases with the t)'pe of music they listen to and that one of 
his biggest idols was EK'is Castello. They also said that the\- felt they had 
different influences from other bands, but when touring with Matchbox 
20 they realized both groups listen to the same npe of music. 

Most ol their music was based on experiences they had through their 
li\'es. [ones said these inspirations came from "personal stuff, relationships, 
and all the crap that happens in my life and to ever\'one. ' 

As for long term goals, Arentzen said, "We dream of just being able to 
keep doing records and touring around." Nolan said, "We dream about 
being as big as possible." 



Cheering on the team, members of the 
Student Duke Club add excitement to 

the Homecoming game. The theme for 
the Homecoming events was "Purple 
Power. " 1 Photo by Morgan Riehl 





vU. i. 

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Exploring through the festivities of 

Commons Day, food and games with the 

theme of "Crush the Spiders" Invite all in 

passing. Commons Day was organized 

by its own Homecoming Committee. 

I Photo by Meghan Gwaltney] 

Nicole Maier 

Commons Day 

On October 9, it was not an average day on the Commons. With music, 
free food and games it looked more Hke a carnival had come to campus. 
Throughout the afternoon, students munched on the complimentar)' 
cotton candy, pizza and other treats provided by various University 
organizations. Students were also given chances to win prizes such as 
T-shirts, pon-poms, and purple and gold bead necklaces. The theme of 
many of the games was to defeat the Spiders, Richmond's team mascot 
and this year's Homecoming rival. Students happily 
took part in games like "Sink the Spider" where they 
shot a basketball in a hoop covered with spiders or 
"The Exterminator" where the particpants' faces got 
covered with cool whip topping while diving for 
gummy spiders. 

Food and games were not the onl\- things offered. 
There were also tables set up where students could 
vote for Mr. and Ms. Madison or pick up tickets 
for the weekend's football game. All the activities 
were there to help make the students excited about 
the weekend ahead. "It brings the school together 
getting people ready for Homecoming and making 
them proud of their school," said senior Management 
major Alecia Rufino. "You can walk through the 
commons and be like 

3e like, wow, I go here! 


Sunset on The Quad 

As 5 o'clock roiled around the Wilson Hall bells chimed out the fight 
song as done everyday. Yet, on October 8 the bells only added to the 
heightened sense of school spirit that ran through the quad. Hundreds 
of students collected in front of Wilson's stairs which were adorned with 
purple and gold balloons, streamers and a large banner which read, "Sunset 
on The Quad. . . Wfien JMU s Powers Combine." 

The student body and some of their many performing groups com- 
bined together to help kick off the week of Homecoming events. "The 
purpose of Sunset on The Quad is to promote campus-wide unity and 
spirit by means of a beautiful sunset and incredible student talent," 
said junior Amy Bulter, a co-chairman of the event. The talent that 
performed included groups such as the breakdancing club, swing club, 
the Dukettes, Madison Dance Club and a number of a cappella groups. 
The crowd broke into a roar of screams and cheers as each group graced 
the stage. 

As the sun slowly sank lower in the ,sky the performances continued 
and the line for free hot dogs grew. The audience was also able to take 
part in the fun on stage for a chance to win prizes. Students raced 
on stage to belt out the Fight Song to win purple Homecoming shirts. 
Yet, whether students won prizes or not, they were smiling. 

It was an evening that allowed students to get away from their books 
and celebrate school spirit. "This is something 1 look forward to every 
year because it is a time when my friends and I can come out and just 
relax on the Quad watching the groups perform," said junior SMAD 
major, Kim Broas. 

"Purple Power" Parade & Pep Rally 

The sound of trumpets blowing and drums beating could be heard 
long before the band or the rest of the parade reached the streets lined 
with students, alumni and their families. On October 10, one by one 
each of the 15 floats made its way down Duke Drive and past the 
bookstore on Bluestone Drive. 

According to senior Carrie Tagyer, a member of the Homecoming 
committee, the floats were judged on spirit and their creative interpretation 
of the theme, which was "Purple Power." Many floats performed acts 
where a superhero would defeat the invading spider. Other organizations 
got the crowd cheering by covering their cars and floats with the 
University colors and throwing candy. 

There were even appearances made by Mr. and Mrs. Lin wood Rose 
and Dr. Mark Warner who sat in back of convertibles. The landscaping 
crew rode through on a lawn mower pulling a cart with a flower display. 

After the parade, students hurriedly rushed towards the Commons and 
collected on the grassy hill across from Gibbons Hall. School spirit was 
flowing through the audience. They jumped, screamed and cheered for 
chances to score one of the Homecoming souvenirs being tossed in the 
crowd or for a chance to play one of the games. One competition was a 
Battle of the Sexes game where the nominees for Mr. and Ms. Madison 
picked a spirited member from the crowd tor their team. 1 he males and 
females fought it out by answering questions that a member of the 
opposite sex would typically know. For example, the guys were asked to 
name the Spice Girls while girls the names of four X-Men characters. 
The game was tied so there was a bonus round question. In order to 


answer the team had to be the first to tag the announcer's hand. For 
the question, "who will win tomorrow's football game?, " both teams 
dashed to the platform colliding and sending one girl off the back of the 
stage. She only suffered from a bit of humility and was able to 
claim the winning title for the ladies. 

The crowd was also entertained by performances from groups such 
as the Dukettes and the cheerleaders. Sports teams joined in the fiin by 
competing against one another in tug-o-war. 

Like many people attending the rally, freshman Shinez Cater said, "I 
am hoping to get a shirt. " A thousand "I bleed purple" t-shirts were 
handed out at the end of the rally b\' the Student Government Association. 

Other students came just to support their teams. "I came out to show 
my club field hockey spirit and to show spirit for JMU, because I love 
it!" said junior Health Science major Rritini LaBrie. 

It was an evening full of energy. Students came together to support their 
University. As junior Technical Scientific Communication major 
Ellie Loveman said, "I just love the school spirit. " 

The Dukes Homecoming 5k 

While most of Harrisonburg was still asleep in their cozy beds, a group 
of over 160 dedicated runners and 70 plus volunteers came out to 
participate in the 8''' annual Dukes Homecoming 5k on October 1 1. 

The 3.12 mile course that looped around campus was welcome to both 
runners and walkers. "It promotes the Homecoming spirit and it also 
fits with our mission of UREC, which is promoting healthy lifestyles, " 
explained Bob Golson, the coordinator of intramural sports and 
informal recreation. "That is why we allow walkers as well because that 
is a healthy lifestyle habit too." 

After the race, runners mingled around the tables full of bagels, bananas 
and drinks. Raffle prizes were later given out and winners were 
individually recognized. 

The event brought in many student runners as well as a number of 
alumni and locals. "For me it is fun because I get to see some of my 
alum friends," said Jeff Smith, who graduated in 1990 and has run this 
race seven times. "We challenge each other to come back and get up 
early on a Saturday morning after staying out late." 

Even some current students decided to run it again. "I raced it last 
year and I had a good time," said sophomore and ISAT major Sheila 
Ernst. "It starts off the whole dav of Homecoming fun." 

with the Duke Dog, Vassar was able to include the whole audience with 
his "man its great to be back" attitude. 

Vassar was not just a performer, but a songwriter as well. He had written 
songs for country anists like Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw 
and JoDee Messina. During his concert, he performed some of their 
well-known music as well. "In My Next 30 Years" sung by Tim McGraw 
and "I'm Alright" by JoDee Messina, were just two of them. He also 
featured each of his band members by having them each sing a portion 
of a classic song and then soloing on their instrument. 

Showing their strength, members of 
Club Field Hockey play tug-o-war with 
the men of Club Soccer The first pep 
raiiey drew massive crowds during 
Homecoming, | Photo by Jenny Yoo \ 

Phil Vassar 

It was just another day in paradise for country star Phil Vassar. 
The University's very own alum came back for his second annual 
Homecoming concert. 

Vassar brought his Universir\' spirit with him. Before his concert 
Homecoming evening, he spent the day cheering on the Dukes as the 
football team squashed the Richmond Spiders and tailgating with his 
Theta Chi Fraternit)' brothers. 

Vassar said, "It's an honor," to have been able to perform at this "beautiful 
place." He kicked off the concert with his hit song "When I Love You" 
followed by "Carlene." Whether he was dancing on the piano or grooving 















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Breaking the tackle of defensive back 
Damien McCallum, freshman tailback 
Maurice Fanner rushes for the endzone. 
Fenner would score a touchdown in his 
next run. | Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 

Showing her canine spirit, Molly gives 
the Duke Dog some competition for 
most spirited. The tailgating event was 
held on Godwin Field. 
( Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Former student, country singer Phil 
Vassar performs during Homecoming 
for a second year in a row. Singing to a 
packed convocation center, Vassar 
electrified the crowd. 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 


students get back to nature 


the shenandoah valley 



Leanne Chambers, Meghan Gwaltnev, and Morgan Riehl 

No one said it better than John Denver when he sang, "Blue Ridge 

Mountains, Shenandoah River Country Roads, Take Me Home. 

iAJthough the song might have been about West Virginia, Virginia itself 
had more than enough mountains, rivers and country roads to offer. 
And with Harrisonburg tucked nicely between all of these, students 
were given the opportunity to take fiill advantage of these resources. 

"The Blue Ridge Mountains contain rocks that are among some of the 
oldest in North ^America, said Dr. Roddy Amenta, professor ot geolog}-. 
The rich geological histopi- ot the region spanned over one-billion years. 
.•\t that time, the Blue Ridge Mountains looked more like the Andes 
Mountains in South America than the wav thev looked today. There 
was a long range of volcanic mountains along the east coast. The 
rocks found in the Blue Ridge were formed in the core of that volcanic 
ridge. There were also basaltic lava flows that were deposited on the 
rocks when the super continent Rodinia rifted apart. During this 
rifting, cracks formed that penetrated deep into the earth, which allowed 
magma to rise up and flow out onto the Eanhs surface. "It \ou looked 
east from the Blue Ridge into the Piedmont, you could see the roots 
of over a dozen ancient volcanic islands that came and coUided with North 
America about 400-million \'ears ago," said Dr. Lynn Pitcher, 
professor of geolog\'. "There is not much left, which is why 
the area is so flat right now, but if one knows how to read 
the rocks, there are marvelous stories there to be read. 
Because of the many geological changes over the years, 
the Blue Ridge Mountains and Skvline Drive were prime 
visitation spots for geolog\' professors and students. "Field 
experience was vers- important in the training and education 
of geologv' students," said Amenta. "Imagine trying to 
study the geology of mountain building in a place like 
Kansas." Fichter added, "We are ver\' fortunate to be so 
close to so much histon.' and we take advantage of it every 
chance we get. The Blue Ridge is a wonderfiil resource." 

For those not enrolled in the geology program, there were 
man)' ways in which students could take advantage of all that 
the Blue Ridge had to offer. There was a multitude of hiking, 
canoeing and camping opportunities just a few minutes away 
from home in the Shenandoah National Park. The park held 
more than 500 miles of trails, 101 miles of which were part of the 
Appalachian Trail. For the more ambitious students, UREC provided 
trips throughout the Shenandoah \ alley and Blue Ridge Mountains 
through their Adventure Programs. The trips were offered to students 
at a lower cost than one would normalK' pay with a professional company, 
but provided the same kinds of experiences as well as expert guides. Some 
of the trips ofiered were rock climbing just a tew minutes from the Uni\ersir\; 
James River Canoeing Trips, Shenandoah River Canoeing Trips, Humpback 
Rocks Hiking trips, and Crabtree Falls Hiking Trips. Most cost under 
S30 to participate. All the trips were located within a few hours dri\e of 
Harrisonburg in the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding area. Due 
to these factors, the trips were popular among student adventurers and 

usually booked quickly. "These trips were great because they gave students 
the opportunities to explore the area," said senior Chris Anderson, 
adventure programs manager at UREC. "Not many students had the 
chance to get out of Harrisonburg. By providing them with these trips, 
it was our way of showing our appreciation for all the area has to offer." 
For those not in a class or looking for adventure, a simple cruise along 
Sla'line Drive offered beautiful views of the vallev and the mountains. 
A SIO fee gave a 7-day pass that offered 105 miles of road that wound 
its way along the crest of the mountains throughout the length of the 
Shenandoah National Park. The road had 75 overlooks, perfect for 
viewing the beautiful vistas, valleys and peaks. "I really enjoyed going to 
Sk\line Dri\e, said junior Stephanie VaruArsdale. "The park is beaurihil 
and its a great place to go to get away from it all. Looking out and seeing 
birds fly below you gives you the feeling of being on top of the world." 
A plethora of wildlife, such as deer and even black bears could be seen. 
There were also many places to park off of the road to picnic and camp, 
lunior Katie Reisenteld summed it up. "There's nothing more beautiful 
than going to Skj'line Drive on a Saturday in the fall and watching the 
sun set," she said. "It's perfect." 

Looking out across the Shenandoah 
Valley, Skyline Drive offers a tremendous 
array of photogenic spots. Skyline Drive 
served as a way to get away from daily 
stress I Photo by Peyton Green 1 


the Shenandoah valley 


the shenandoah valley 

Another local getaway for students was the high peak of Reddish Knob. 
Tucked away in the mountains beyond the small town of Dayton, many 
students escaped their academic pressures by taking a short trip to Reddish 
Knob. Students from all walks ot lite could be found at the summit any 
time of the year. Sun, wind, rain or snow could not keep students from 
making the trek through the mountains and up the winding narrow 
road until they reached the peak. At an elevation of 4,397 feet, visitors 
got a 360-degree view of the majestic Shenandoah Valley and beautiful 
surrounding mountains from one ot the tallest peaks in the area. 

Approximately 45 minutes from campus, many students took a few 
hours out of their day at least once during the year to visit Reddish Knob. 
Resident advisors in freshman dorms made the trip into a hall program 
for first-year students to get them oft campus and see some of their new 
surroundings. Star gazing, roasting marshmallows, warming their hands 
by the campfire and sharing wonderful memories of their years at the 
University, upperclassmen took the opportunity to spend quality time 
with friends before graduating. 

For those who were looking for adventure, biking the thirteen miles 
up to the summit was an option, although many skilled riders claimed it 
was more difficult than expected. Students in search of something more 
relaxing could drive up the narrow paved road straight to the peak, from 
their dorm rooms to a gorgeous view of the mountains in less than an 
hour. Some students even ventured out before dawn for an experience 
like none other Senior Sarah Wylly reflected, "I love going up to Reddish 
Knob to watch the sunrise in the morning. You can see out in all directions. 
It's just beautiful." 

Reddish Knob was also a popular spot to take friends and familv who 
wanted to experience valley life. During Parents Weekend, students and 
their families could be spotted taking pictures to remind them of their 
visit, huddling around a campfire in one of the three private sites around 
the summit, or just standing at the edge to take in the view. Wylly said 
she loved to take friends from different schools because, "it's such a unique 
experience to JMU. Who else can drive half an hour and be at the peak 
of a mountain, feeling so empowered. 

Students could always count on Reddish Knob as an adventurous break 
from the ordinary or a relaxing retreat from the rigors of campus life. 

Resides just the beautiful look of the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley, 
students could take an inside look at the natural beauties below their 
feet. On a hot, steamy day most students would run to a local pool, but 
others would take full advantage of the amazing S5 degree underworld 
of the nearby caverns. Regardless of being a geology major or not. the 
truly unique nature of the Shenandoah Valley was no more tangible than 

inside one of the four extensive sights that are just a short drive from campus. 

Each of the four prominent caverns in the Harrisonburg area, the 
Shenandoah, Grand, Luray and Endless, were different from one another 
and have gained independent acclaim. Both, Shenandoah and Luray 
Caverns were featured in National Geographic Magazine. Grand Caverns 
was named the second best cavern in the nation by Parade Magazine 
and Endless Caverns lives up to its name — with over 4.5 miles currendy 
mapped out, no end to the maze of rocks has been found. 

"I never had an appreciation for rocks before. It's amazing, you walk 
into a living, breathing world," said senior Gina Indellicate. Answering 
a help-wanted ad in The Breeze, Indellicate was a tour guide in the 
Endless Caverns during the summer. Indellicate added, "It was nothing I had 
thought about before - how a rock forms, how it effects our environment." 

Such immediate access to such sites was not only utilized by individual 
students, but also by the department of geology and environmental 
science. Scott Eaton, an assistant professor of geolog)', takes an upper-level 
course on a weekend field trip that includes the Grand and Endless 
Caverns. The department believed that giving students an opportunity 
to actually walk around within and witness the environments they 
learned about in the classroom is invaluable. 

The students focused on the groundwater issues of the caverns and 
the entire plumbing system that exists beneath the earth's surface. "The 
cave system controls the surface topography, the development of streams, 
and water quality and quantity," said Eaton. The class' visits to 
locations around the valley teach them about many specific geological 
aspects and issues. However, Eaton's main hope and goal is that "the 
field trip gets our students thinking about not just the geology on 
the surface, but what is beneath their feet and its influence on their 

Senior Kristin Short, a geology minor, was one of the students who 
visited the caverns with Eaton's class. "Going to the caverns, in particular, 
was a wonderfiil experience. Not onlv being able to see the environment, 
but learning the histoiy behind them made it so interesting and personal," 
Short said. 

The caverns may well be considered one the best-kept secrets to the 
Harrisonburg area. "So manv people do not realize what is at their 
doorstep. I feel that just because they are so close to campus that they 
are ignored," junior Julia Simmons, a philosophy major said. 

The cave systems that surround the Universir\' impacted more than first 
meets the eye. Fhev form silcntK- undergroimd, affecting the mountains 
that are the backdrop to campus and the water that we drink. 1 here was 
no deiu'ing the natural splendor within the Shenandoah Valley. 


Growing from the ceiling and the floor, 
the stactites and stagmites of the 
Endless Caverns will meet to form a 
column in a few million years. Located 
in New Market, the Endless Caverns 
was one of the hundred caves found in 
Virginia. I Photo by Gina Indelllcate I 

Sinking below the horizon, the setting 
sun illuminates Reddish Knob. This 
overlook located in West Virginia was 
40 minutes from campus which made 
for an easy commute for individuals and 
clubs to escape their schoolwork and 
take a breath of fresh air 
1 Photo by Meghan Gwaltney\ 


the Shenandoah valley 

the fire 

Rising high above the flames, the 

Harrisonburg Fire Department attempts 

to get the fire under control. The fire 

destroyed the Financial Services complex. 

1 Photo by Morgan Riehl | 


JMU Financial Services up in smoke 


Nicole Maier 

Late in the evening on November 16, fire engulfed the Financial 
Services Complex on South Main Street causing an estimated S500,000 
worth of damage. 

The building was home to a number ot University- offices in addition 
to rented space for two doctors. According to Director of Universitv 
Communications Fred Hilton, the Harrisonburg Fire Department said 
that a fault}' extension cord in one of the rented offices caused the fire. 

A campus officer on a routine patrol was first to discover the blaze, 
said Chief Lee Shifflett of the University police. The officer quicklv 

dialed the Harrisonburg Fire 
Department and proceeded to 
check if anyone was trapped in 
the burning building. 

Smoke from the fire quicklv 
spread. Alison Fargo, managing 
editor for The Breeze, and other 
staff members were working late 
in their office a block away when 
thev smelled smoke around 1 1 
p.m. "We smelled smoke and started hearing sirens," said Fargo. "The 
four of us went outside and we just saw this huge thing of smoke." The 
group ran towards Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill which they thought 
was the source ot the fire. "We couldn't tell because there was just smoke 

It was not until seeing the fire trucks by the neighboring building that 
they figured out the source ot the smoke. The staffers reporting instincts 
instantly kicked in. While someone ran back to grab a camera from the 
office, Fargo took a piece of scrap paper trom a tellow Breeze member 
and went to work. "I grabbed his piece ot paper and took the pen out ot 
my hair and went to the police officers and started interviewing them," 
said Fargo. She, along with the other three statt members, stayed until 2 
a.m. interviewing police, fire and rescue squads, campus cadets and the 
students that were gathered at the scene. 

The Breeze staffers stayed up late to get their story out in the next days 
paper. Extra staff was called in to help write, edit and layout the story. 
The paper that was to come out had already been dropped off at The 
Daily News Record, where it was printed. Fargo was quick to contact 
them about their change in plans. "I called them up and was like "stop 
the presses! We're going to be redoing the tront page! said Fargo. Finally, 
after a long night ot work, the paper was ready to go to press at 4 a.m. 



Occupying several firefighters, the fire 

and smoke pours out of the building 

windows. Firefighters responded to the 

call at 11:30 pm. 

Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 



Following the fire, damage is estimated 
at half a million dollars. Most of the 
records from the offices was recovered 
enabling business to continue the 
following day | Photo bv Morgan Riehl] 

Yet, they were not the only ones to stay up late. Fire personnel worked 
well into the night and early morning to control the flames. According 
to Shifflett, it took about five hours after the fire was first discovered to 
put it out. 

An estimated half a million dollars worth of damage was done to the 
building. "However the final loss will most likely be higher, " said Shiftlett. 
According to Hilton, extensive damage was done to the upper levels of 
the complex and the roof collapsed in many areas. Equipment that was 
damaged beyond repair was to be replaced. Most of the data held in the 
offices was salvaged. 

Many people worked on getting everything running smoothly again 
after the night's blaze. According to Shifflett, facilities management 
personnel were brought in to assist the retrieving of any documents that 
were not destroyed by fire, smoke or water. The Senior Vice President of 
Administration and Finance executed plans to move the affected offices 
to temporary stations. The offices were up and running within a day. 

"The JMU staff did a tremendous job in setting up temporary space 
and working environments for the displaced employees," said Hilton. 

"All services affected by the fire were tull\- operational within 24 hours 
of the blaze. It was a great team effort of the staff in the administration 
and finance division." 

It was a devastating fire, and one that man)' would not soon be forgotten. 
"It was exciting because things like this don't happen in Harrisonburg 
often," said Fargo. "For The Breeze to be able to cover it, I think it was 
great." Fargo took pride in the fact that they got the story out. "The 
Daily News Record got their information completely incorrect and The 
Breeze got everything correct for the most part." Usually, The Daily 
News Record got the story out first and with the right tacts, this time 
The Breeze did, commented Fargo. 

Others would remember the fire though because of its size. Shifflett 
remarked that, "In [his] 17 years at JMU [he had] not seen a fire on 
campus of this magnitude." 

It was through the hard work and quick actions of many personnel 
that the fire was brought under control and the offices got running 
again. "I am not sure that this response could be duplicated elsewhere 
within the same time frame," said Shifflett. 


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As a pre-psychology major, Erin Hayes 

has to apply to get accepted to the ma|or 

Due to the competitiveness for majors. 

a lot of incoming freshmen had to apply 

for their major and were forced to take 

only GenEd classes during their first 

semesters. | Photo by Emily Dursa ] 


Carrie Belt 

It was easy to forget those first months at schooh the uncertainty of a 
new place, the feeling of being invisible in crowds, the overwhelming 
sense of being so far from anything and anyone familiar. Every student 
had experienced the often famous "freshman year," but few could remem- 
ber the day-to-day feelings of utter trepidation and the glee of discovery. 

Erin Hayes, a New Jersey native, was a classic first-year student. She 
came to school knowing only a handful of people who were mostly 
graduates of her small, Catholic high school. "I found out about JMU 
because a friend from my high school came here," she said. "1 have another 
friend who is a sophomore. She told me all the things I need to know, 
like don't go to D-Hall at 6 because of the crowds." 

Yet, Hayes discovered no amount of preparation could circumvent every 
question and problem that arose during the first semester of college. 

Hayes was placed into a suite in Hanson Hall with five other girls she 
had never met. The room she had to share was half the size of her room 
at home, which, she said, "is the size of both my room and my suite here." 
Hayes had not had to share a room since she was nine years old. 

Before arriving on campus, Hayes had only spoken with her roommate, 
first year student |enn Hoyt, a handful of times "to decide what to bring," 
Hayes said. "We wanted to make sure we had everything." 

On her first night, Hayes, her roommate, and two of their suitemates 
"wanted to explore JMU." They met up with an acquaintance that one 
of the suitemates had met during a summer dinner that the school had 
sponsored in her hometown. 

The group experimented with the Harrisonburg Iransit System and 
found their way to an apartment parry in Southview Apartments, where 
an acquaintance had friends. 

They then wandered around the parking lot of the apartment complex 
"for a while" until they found the apartment. "It was crowded and it was a 
really small space," Hayes said. "1 didn't know anyone. No one there did. 
But I got to know my suitemates really well. We spent most ot the time 
outside where it wasn't as crowded." 

The next morning, Hayes and the rest ot the first-year students awoke 
at 8 a.m. in order to begin orientation activities. "We woke up really 
early because our EROGs [Eirst Year Orientation Caiides] threatened to 


come and wake us up if we weren't up," Hayes said. "Then we went to 
talk about the summer reading book. People mosdy talked about the war." 

All first-year students were encouraged to read the book The Things 
They Carried before coming to school. Hayes admired that she did 
not care for the book or even finish it, but that she benefited from it 
anway. "1 met a girl who was sitting next to me in the lecture who 
hadn't read [the book] either and we got to talking about it, " Hayes 
said. "Then she called to me when I was walking to class and we were 
in the same class, so now were friends." 

After spending her first tew days getting to know all about the school 
and its culture, Hayes settled into a routine centered on her schedule ot 
classes, meals and naps. Her "rough day" was Monda\', which began when 
her roommate's alarm clock went off at 7:30 a.m. She lay awake until her 
roommate left, then rolled over and slept until 8:40. She would leave by 
8:50 for her 9:00 psychology class, then return to her room for her 
"favorite nap of the day." Hayes, who said she was "a big napper at home," 
averaged one to two naps everj'day. 

A friend who lived downstairs would call at noon to wake Hayes up 
from her mid-morning snooze and the pair would then hike up the hill 
to the modular building for their general education communications 
class. "You get used to the hills here," Hayes commented. "All colleges 
have hills. Eventually, you get to walk down. " 

Alter class, Hayes would meet with her suitemates for lunch, t\'pically 
at PC Dukes. Hayes would challenge the dreaded "Freshman 15" by 
indulging in her favorite Dukes classic: a grilled chicken sandwich and 
lemonade. "I think I've only gained about five pounds," Hayes said. "It's 
all moved to different places, like it's shifted." She laughed at the extra 
laver that she claimed had moved from her legs to her stomach. 

Hayes' final class of the day was a two-hour sociology class that she was 
taking to fulfill the general education requirement. In fact, all of her 
first-semester courses were general education requirements, which Ha\-es 
appreciated. "Since 1 don't know what 1 want to do," Hayes said, "1 find 

[the Gen. Ed. Classes] helpful. It keeps you interested and so you don't 
have to take the same classes all the time." 

Following class, Hayes and her friends would dine at D-hall or Market 
One, then pass the rest of the night in the Hanson Hall TV lounge or 
one of their rooms until bedtime at 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. Sometimes she 
would finish work that was due tor her Tuesday classes, but tvpicallv, 
"there was little work" tor those. 

The resident hall also had programs that Haves and her friends would 
attend "because they usuall)' gave out pizza." Some ot her favorite programs 
included painting door wedges for her room, decorating pumpkins for 
Halloween, learning about indi\idual learning sriles and matching the 
Resident Advisors with their personalitv' traits. If you were able to match 
the RA with his or her personalit)' traits, then "the RA would take you 
anwhere you wanted to go in Harrisonburg on a Saturday, " Hayes said of 
the last program. 

Getting around Harrisonburg had been a challenge for Hayes. For the 
first few months, Ha)'es and her friends relied on the buses to take them to 
Chili's, the mall or Wal-Mart. First-year students were not allowed to have 
cars on campus, but by late semester, a friend had discovered the famed 
Hunter's Ridge parking lot where many first-year students kept their 
cars. From then on. Haves had a convenient ride anywhere she wanted 
to go in Harrisonburg. Her favorite place was Wal-Mart, where she and 
her suitemates would buy things to decorate their rooms. 

Perhaps the greatest challenge for Hayes and other first-year students 
was learning to coexist with a roommate. "My suitemates and I always 
talked about how we each got put with the perfect roommate," Hayes 
said. "We were both reallv laid-back, but my roommate is even more 
laid-back than me! We both are mess\' and her things are always on m\' 
side and my things are always on her side of the room. I'xe learned to 
compromise a lot." 

Haves' favorite thing about the UniversitA' was the people. "Everyone is 
reall}' nice here, whether you're at D-Hall or at a part)'," she .said. 

Enioying dorm life, freshmen Brittany 
Leonard, Ashley Knight, and Erin Hayes 
talk about scheduling for classes. Hayes 
was required to live in the Village dorm 
Hanson her freshman year. 
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Nicole Maier 

He picked \'ou up from class, took you across campus or brought you 
back to your apartment. Every school day he was one of the people who 
helped students without cars or time to walk, get where thev had to be. 
Yet, ^Tllard Comer was so much more than a bus driver. He was a husband, 
grandfather, coworker, and as friend Bill Liskev described him, an all 
around nice guy. 

Before working for Harrisonburg Transit, Comer held a number of stead\' 

jobs. He worked for a heating and air conditioning factory for sixteen 

years and then later for another machine shop. "I have already retired 

twice. Next time it is going to be permanent," joked Comer. Then, his 

bus-driving career began. Comer started out as a charter bus driver. "I 

traveled ever)^vhere," said Comer. "I used to bring all the school kids to 

Florida and Washington and all the historic sites around." It was not until 

seven )'ears ago that he joined up with the local Harrisonburg Company. 

In those davs. Comer had the hobbv of restoring cars. "Most of them I 
Starting the bus, driver Willard Comer ' ' •■ _ 

gets ready to start his route Comer brought home were basket cases that needed a lot of work," Comer said. 

'""^Tt ToT, ^!'' V;"'"^J" l^^w^ He had fixed up about 24 Trans Ams. muscle cars, and pickup trucks, all 
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of which he sold soon after. It was one of his most enjoyable pastimes. "It 
is a lot of fun to rebuild something," Comer said. 

Comer had worked for the city Transit Company for seven years. Every 
weekday he drove from 8 a.m. until t:30 p.m. \et. Comer's day really 
started around 6 a.m. He woke up and made coffee and breakfast, usually 
eggs with sausage or bacon, his favorite. 

Comer was born and continued to live in Page County where he 
commutes from evervdav. Once at the garage, he had a checklist that he 
was to complete everyday. He made sure, "all of the lights are burning, 
there are no flat tires and the bus is drivable tor the dav." 



The route that Comer drove was unique to the others. He drove the 

Special Bus." "My priman' dut\' is helping the buses that get behind," 
explained Comer. "I know which routes have the greatest concentration 
of kids that want to ride." Comer was also there to step up il another 
bus broke down. He said there could be four or fi\e breakdowns a week. 
\\ hen thev occur he immediatelv went and took over the route while 
the other driver took the broken bus to the shop to be repaired. Comer 
not only looked out for the other buses, but For the students as well. 
"You see a lot of them everyday and I know certain ones that I will wait 
on because I know they should be on the bus," he said. 

During the day Comer received an hour break tor lunch. "Normally I 
bring my lunch and go back to the garage," said Comer. On other breaks 
he, as well as other drivers, enjoyed going to Neighbors off of Port 
Republic and having a coffee. 

What Comer liked the most about his job was being associated with 
the students. Generallv students were ver\' friendly to him. He said that 
over hall of them would usually say "thank you" or "have a nice day." 
Comer enjoyed seeing the students that he described as ha\ing hopes and 
dreams. "\'ou\'e got a future ahead of \ou. You guys are always looking." 

There could be some difficulties in driving a 37-foot bus. "You go 
around turns and ha\'e to swing wide." said Comer. "I have to be especialK' 

careful that 1 don't drag [the] wheels into the curb or run something 
over." He said he had been lucky and had only had a few fender benders 
and a couple of near misses. 

There were some days that Comer's shift lasted longer then usual. At 
times a bus would break down near the end of his shift and Comer had 
to take over. "So I get on the litxle-nifiy cell phone and tell mv wife I am 
going to be late tonight," he said. On normal nights though, he usually 
returned home at 6 p.m. He then would have supper with his wife, a 
substitute teacher at a local primary school. Aftersvards, he liked to relax 
by watching the news or by playing solitaire on the computer or going 
on the Internet "if one of the grandkids is not on it." Comer had two 
granddaughters that were twelve and touneen. TTie girls only live two houses 
away from him. So, "if both of them want to be on the Internet or computer 
at the same time the\' come to granddaddy's and get on his computer." 

Back at work, friends and colleagues described him as being a good 
person as well as worker. Reggie Smith, the director of Harrisonburg 
Transit says as a worker, "Willard is conscientious and dependable. 

At age 69, Comer did not foresee quitting anytime in the near future. 
"I am working now to keep from sitting around the house doing nothing." 
He said as long as his health holds up he will continue to work. "I like 
doing it and I like the people I work with," he said. 'This is a good job." 

Pulling away from the bus stop, routes 
begin their day. Bus routes were 
scheduled around class times so that it 
would be most convenient for students. 
1 Photo by Clare Burchard ] 

Lined up at Godwin, transit buses wait 
for all students to get on their route. 
William Comer knew which students 
were supposed to be on the different 
routes and would wait for them before 
he left. 
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Gibbons Hall, or more popularly referred to as D-Hall, was one of the 
busiest eating spots on campus. Students could go there for breakfast, 
lunch and dinner seven days a week. It was people like junior Kelly 
E\erett, a super\'isor at the dining hall, who helped keep things running 
smoothly and the diners happy. 

E\eren:'s days were jam packed from the time she got up in the morning 

until she went to sleep at night. "I get up ever\- morning at ~ because I 

ha\e an 8 a.m. everyday," she said. "1 have to get to class earlv, it is one 

ol those freakish things," she joked. In between classes Everett could 

usuallv be found in her room in Hoffman Hall, where she li\ed tor three 

years in row, or at the library studying to utilize her free time as best as 

Working at D-Hail, junior Kelly Everett she could. "I have to schedule very well now that 1 h,ive to work at night 
tries to balance school work and the , , . , „ ' , 

and 1 wont get anvthmg done, commented Everett. 

responsibilities of the job. Everett worked 

at D-Hall since she was a freshman. 

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Work was not the only thing she planned her day around. When she 
registered for classes she did it with her friends so they could schedule a 
time to eat lunch together. Everett's triends were important to her. Carol 
Lehet, a student manager and a good friend of Everett, described her as 
a caring person. "She will go out of her wa\' to do an\'thing tor anybody," 
said Lehet. "It you're sick she'll do stuff to make you feel better. She is 
always sending little cards if you're having a bad day. In and outside ot 
work she is just ver)' much into how people are feeling and what they're 
thinking and tr\ ing to help e\er\bodv have a better day. 

Much of Everett's free time was dedicated to working with others. On 
every Tuesday evening she volunteered at Blessed Sacrament to teach 
religious education. Everett took a practicum class where she would 
go teach an 8''' grade class in Augusta Count)'. There she originally 
.ulminisrered tests. Later she created her own lesson plans and t.uight 


her own classes. "It is annoying I have to drive 20 minutes to get there, 
but working with those kids is so much fun," she said. 

Still, she said that most of her time was devoted to D-hall. Everett said 
that friends and co-workers "joke that I live here. I am here at least once 
a dav for something." Working with food and crabby customers was not 
on the top of her list as fun things to do, but it is the people she worked 
with that made her job exciting. "Here the\- are all m\- friends so it is flin 
to hang out," said Everett. She laughed when she thought about what 
she called the dramas of D-hall. "It is kind of like a miniature soap 
opera," she said. "It is like its own little world." There was always talk of, 
"who is dating who, who broke up, when the next part}' is, what happened 
at the part)-," said Everett. 

Everett had been an employee of D-hall for three years. "She is one of 
our most dependable employees," said Lehet. "She is always early for 
her shift, she always stays later. She is awesome with the employees 
especiallv during training. She'll go talk to evervbody and make sure 
they're doing okay." Russell Fuller, a manager at the dining hall, said, 
"She is a very good person. She smiles all the time." 

^Tien a night at the dining hall came to an end Everett was one of the 
people the other employees came to. "I choose who does what, who 
cleans what, she said. The rest of the evening, though, she was always 
there to help when needed. 

Her schedule during the week could be pretty busy. Yet, she still managed 
to fmd time to relax even if it was only one day a week. "Friday is a day 
where you dont do anvthing," she said. "You avoid D-hall." 

Next year Everett hoped to apply for the position of student manager. 
Yet, even if that fell through she said she would not leave. "We often 
joke about if we dont get it we are going to quit, she said. 'I am sure 
I'll stay. You get sucked in. You can't leave this place once you get in." 

Everett planned to stav at the universiry for five years in order to get 
her teaching certification. After graduation she wanted to be a high 
school teacher in a Virginia school. 

In the meantime, she remained one of D-hall's important employees. 
She was able to manage schoolwork, teaching, a social life and a job. 
Lehet said, and most other d-hall employees would have agreed, "we'd 
like to keep her." 

At the center of campus Gibbons Hall, 
more formally known as D-Hall, 
provides food for the maiority of 
campus. D-Hall provided five different 
eateries within the main building. 
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d-hall worker 

a day in the life of... 

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Dr. Rose 

Taking part in September 1 1 remembrance. 

President Dr. Linwood Rose speaks at 

the memonal plaque unvielmg. The plaque 

was dedicated in front of the Leelou 

Alumni Center to the alumni who 

passed away on September 1 1. 2001 . 

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Angela Morgan & Kristin Short 

Dedicated to excellence and devoted to creating a unique experience for 
students, Dr. Linwood Rose was committed to giving his time and energ)' 
to ensure the institution was one that was what many described as an 
outstanding universit)' with a touch ot gold. Rose wanted an opportunirv' 
to open the doors ol the Universitv in order to make it a place where 
students and faculty felt at home. 

.As the University's fifth president, Rose enio\'ed his position. He expressed 
his love for the qualit)- of students and laculty that the Universin' had. 
He acknowledged the differences that he saw between other college commu- 
nities and the institution where he was in charge. He said, "When one 
walks around campus, students' heads are lifted higher and people say hi 
when \'ou walk bv." 

He was an innovati\e man that was able to set goals that helped to improve 
the Universit)' as a whole. He said, "I am dedicated to the commitment 
of improving the Universit)' and have it be defined as a new American 
university'." Rose strove for a communirv' with the characteristics of a large 
research institution that still obtained the characteristics of a small liberal 
arts college. He sought to implement new academic programs, prestigious 
graduate programs and financial support, all while providing a high level 
of service to those alreadv within the communit)'. Even with a larger research 
atmosphere. Rose still wanted the students to have direct access to hiculn- 
members. The overall vision that Rose had for the Uni\ersir\' came ftom 
defining characteristics that the Universir\' hoped to have achieved bv the 
year 2008, which will be the 100-)'ear anniversar)- of" the institution. 

Satisfied with what the University' had accomplished so far. Rose said, 
"I want to be able to help in the process to influence the development of 
faculty and students. " Rose wanted the students to leave the University 
with an education and knowledge that they can personall)' apply to their 
life. Rose said he hoped that the commimir\' helped to forther develop the 
students" characters. One of his projects was a new di\ersit\' program. He 
and his Presidential Commission worked to increase diversitv at the 
Universirv' throus;h such ideals as researching pre\ious recruitment efforts, 
as well as retention. 

Rose's background knowledge in ever)- division of the L'ni\ersit)' helped 


him to understand what sen'ices the institution still needed. He started 
as an assistant director of residence lite in 19~5. From there, he was chief 
operating officer of the Universit}' followed b\ being the executive vice 
president. Achieving the position of president was a great honor that he 
never belie\ed he would reach. Rose said, "It is eas)' for someone in superior 
position to look at others and make su^estions about how the job should 
be done. Bv having been in various positions in the Universit); he was 
able to remember what the job was like for him and he would be better 
able to make decisions. He always sought to know how to perform the 
positions above him. He said, "I aspired to look to the next level of 
knowledge, so that 1 would be able to do the job of the next level up. I 
made sure that I learned more than what I had to know." 
Some of his responsibilities as president required him to have a huge 

amount ol interaction with the community. Whether he was cultivating 
with perspective donors through writing letters, talking on the phone, 
visiting those who were willing to donate monev to the University, or 
meeting with the fundraising staff to raise monev for sports events, his 
day planner was alwa)'s packed. Weekly, he would meet with the executives, 
vice presidents and staff to go over any concerns that they had during that 
particular week. 

In all of his responsibilities he always sought to stay in touch with the 
concerns of the students. He said he would have his secretary inxdte a student 
to dine with him for lunch. Students alwavs responded with "whv does 
the president want to ha\e lunch with me?" But, having lunch with one 
student a week, or having dinner with a student group. Rose was able to 
stav in touch with the concerns of student life. 

Sitting in his office. President Dr. 
Linwood Rose pauses during his busy 
day to answer questions. President 
Rose was inaugurated in 1999. 
[ Photo Courtesy of Photography Services] 


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a day in the life of... 


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In her office in Miller Hall, Geology 

Department secretan/ Sandie Delawder 

organizes the lives of geology students 

and faculty. Students affectionately 

referred to her as their department mother 

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Alicia Stetzer 

Setting her cup of coffee down on her desk at 7:30 a.m., before most 
students have even awoken to the sounds of their alarm clocks, Geology 
Department Secretary Mrs. Sandie Delawder settled into the rigors of 
another workday. After checking emails and inter-office memos, the day 
had officially begun at 8 a.m., when the constant stream ot students and 
professors started knocking at her office door. 

"During the day, it's like Grand Central Station in here," Delawder 
said. "Geology students are always needing my help, whether 1 am needed 
to register them tor the classes they want, or to assist them in their 
correspondence with professors." 

Depending on the time ot year, Delawder would do anything from 



answering telephones, ordering supplies, data input and type tests, to 
setting up class registrations and organizing workshops or department 
meetings. She also had the significant job of keeping track of deadlines 
and making sure that the geology department was up to par with the rest 
of the academic departments. 

"Mrs. Delawder is mostly essential to the department as a whole, but 
her presence does benefit individual professors as well, " said Assistant 
Geology Professor L. Scott Eaton. "She takes many phone calls and 
dispatches them to the respective professors, ohen at times when the 
smdent may have been unable to reach the professor direcdy. Metaphorically 
speaking, the department secretary is the hub that keeps the department's 
wheels turning." 

Aside from her routine tasks and general office work, Delawder essentially 
acted as the middleman between professors, teaching assistants and 
students. Often, if professors needed to distribute information to their 
students, or if students would need to get in contact with their professors, 
Delawder would be the person to see. Because she kept track of so man\- 
details, Delawder may have often been the most informed member of 
the department. 

Aside from being informed and organized, the department secretar)' also 
had the job of being friendly and helpful. Although actual customers 
were not a factor in an academic department, being well-trained in 
customer service skills helped Delawder to be understanding when 
assisting students or professors. 

According to Eaton, it was important for the department secretar\' to 
be helpful, because "the front office is the first thing that people from 
outside the department actually see. Mrs. Delawder essentially gives 
people the larger impression of the department as a whole." 

The department secretary's office was not only a place to seek help for 
virtually anything related to the geology department, but it would not be 
uncommon to see at least one student, teaching assistant, or professor 
sitting and chatting with Delawder about everyday issues. Some professors 
even consulted with students in the office, making it a place of open 
communication for all. 

"The secretary's office is always a place for friendly interaction," said 
Eaton. "Mrs. Delawder tends to attract people to her because she is very 
mothering, and she has a kind and listening ear. There is definitely an 
open-door policy in her office, so not only can students come to consult 
her, but they also have a place to openly chat with other faculty and staff" 

"[Mrs. Delawder] knows more about the students than probably 
anyone else in the department," said Assistant Geolog)' Professor Steve 
J. Baedke. "Especially if either students or faculty are having personal 

issues, she is usually aware of the circumstances, and is sure to pass the 
word on to other faculty and staff to help keep everyone informed and 
on the right track." 

Much of the time, Delawder was so bus\- that she worked straight 
through the day without pausing. "I generally don't take a lunch break 
because there are constant things to deal with, and I simply don't have 
time," Delawder said. "I know what needs to be done [around the office], 
and often, 1 don't have time to fit all the work in otherwise." 

Delawder had been with the University since 1988, where she was also 
doing secretarial work. She began looking for other opportunities within 
the institution, hoping for a change of pace. The posting for the geology 
department secretary came about over the internet, and Delawder 
received the position in 1993. 

According to Baedke, "the [geology] department is at the size that almost 
ever\'one knows each other." Baedke also said that he was "fairly confident 
that Sandie knows every one of the geology majors by name, as well as 
whatever else may be going on in their lives." 

"I really enjoy working with the geology department, particularly 
because it is so small compared to the other departments, and everyone 
I work with is just so friendly," Delawder said. "Everyone here seems to 
get along really well and they are honestly just a good bunch of people. " 

After tackling a to-do list that would frighten most, Delawder could 
enjoy a sense of accomplishment that can only be felt after experiencing 
a job well done. Over the course of the day, she had handled such tasks 
as responding to emails, assisting students in contacting professors, 
making thousands of photocopies, answering the telephone and rearranging 
a department trophy display case. 

"I enjoy what I do and I work hard to make sure everything is done 
right, " said Delawder. "But my work is done when I walk out the door. " 

It was clear to the students and faculty of the geology department that 
Delawder was an asset to the department, not just as a secretar)', but in 
the community sense of the department. She assisted everyone by 
taking care of office work, establishing interaction and offering personal 

"I honestly could not imagine what this department would be like 
without the job of the department secretary," said Baedke. "[Delawder] 
is the central line of communication between the front office, the facult)-, 
the staff and the students. It would be very hard for the department 
to operate without her and coordinating such things as scheduling 
of classes would be much more difficult. Mrs. Delawder is the one 
that makes it all happen." 




a day in the life of... 


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Lifting weights, senior Matt Brownlee 
maintains his physical fitness at UREC, 
Brownlee worked out at UREC at least 
three times a week. 
I PhoXo by Clare Burchard I 


Exercising, going to class and studying. That was a typical day in the 
life of graduating senior Matt Brownlee. He showed the typical 
stereotypes for being a senior, as he spent a great deal ot time trying to 
figure out what he would do kir the rest oi his life or just for the following 

"1 think he twiddles his thumbs all day away from home because we 
don't see him until the late hours of the night," said Andrew Hart, 
Brownlee's roommate ot three years. 

Brownlee's day usually began at 7 a.m. with a dip in the UREC pool. 
Aher his morning swim, he headed to class, studied and then ate 
lunch on campus. After eating, Brownlee would go back to UREC for 
an hour to lift and run. He then went home tor dinner followed bv more 
schoolwork. After accomplishing the days activities, Brownlee liked to 
relax at a friend's apartment, watch sports and perhaps enjov a drink. 

Brownlee's biggest goal ot his last year was coming up with the senior 
gift. He was Student Director for the Senior Class Challenge, which was 
the annual gift-giving campaign from the graduating class. Money was 
collected from January to March and the check was presented to Universit)' 
President Linwood Rose at May commencement. 

"1 became involved in senior class challenge when Sheila Williams, who 
is the assistant director ot the Madison Fund, got in contact with me. I 
was recommended to her bv mv friend Katie Coleman, who thought 1 
would do a good job, " he said. 

Brownlee stayed busy throughout his lour years as a college student. 
He was involved in the National Honors Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi, the 
Student Duke Club, Triathlon Club and was a senior writer for the Breeze 
sports section. Through his school activities, he also trained for marathons 
and triathlons. 

In addition, he organized a three-mile race lor Phi Sigma Pi, to raise 
money for Multiple Sclerosis and the Megan Stidham scholarship fund. 
Stidham was a brother who p.issed awa\' in 2001. Brownlee was able to 
get Runner's World Magazine involved as well as man\' other sponsors to 
help out, which proved to be successful. 

"I was absolutely thrilled with the success of the race this \ear. We raised 
$5,000 total, more than doubling last years' total, and I hope to see its 
success continue next year when someone else is in charge," he said. 

At least a few hours a day were spent doing .some form of exercise, from 
swimming, to lifting, to running. He would compete in the Collegiate 


National Championships in Arizona with the Triathlon Club in April. 

Unsure as to what he would do post-graduation, he had thought 
intensely about where he saw himself in the future. Torn between 
graduate school, getting a job and traveling in Europe or Australia, he 
realized that was the only time in his life where he will have no commitments, 
of which he hoped to take advantage. 

"I'm leaning toward traveling outside of the country and staying away 
from the real world for as long as possible," he said. 

Hart agreed with him, "Next year, I can see Matt going overseas to 
Australia or Europe, or maybe just sticking around Harrisonburg. " 

Although he hadn't started applying to graduate schools, Brownlee 
said, "I have started taking the initial steps in finding a job, just in case, 
because there is a lot of uncertainty with me right now." 

However, Brownlee did not stress about the whole process. Sophomore 
Dana Casendino, his little brother in Phi Sigma Pi, said, "He doesn't 
really stress too much, that's one of his better qualities. I would say he 
always makes sure he puts 100 percent of himself into what he does. He 
just likes to make sure he's always challenging himself" 

When it comes to the weekend, Brownlee always manages to have a 
good time, like his fellow college students. "During the day, I spend as 
much time as possible outside, running, playing football or baseball and 
even camping. Then at night I go out with friends," he said. 

As far as classes go, Brownlee managed to study and get his work done. 
As a Sports Management major, he spent most of his time in Godwin 
and Zane Showker Halls. 

"I go to all my classes, because I think when vou miss class it's wasting 
your own money, putting you at a disadvantage when test time rolls 
around, and it's also disrespectful to the professor," he said. 

Dr. Mike Saunders was one of Brownlee's professors in kinesiology. He 
enjo\ed ha\ing him in the classroom because he said Brownlee was a good 
student and was enthusiastic about learning. 

Saunders said, "I can envision him working with clients or athletes 
in a sport-specific setting, or pursuing graduate studies; I am certain 
that whatever route he takes, physical activity will remain an important 
part of his daily regimen." 

Casendino agreed that Brownlee was very motivated to succeed. She 
said, "His best qualit)' is his determination and will to succeed and his 
ability to pass on that motivation to others." 

Brownlee said he would really miss not being at the University the 
following year. He said there were great resources here that he used 
throughout his college career from UREC to his professors. 

"JMU is really comfortable and what happens next is uncertain and I 
guess part of that is exciting. But, it's a really supportive atmosphere here 
that is geared to help you succeed because when \'ou're gone, it's up to 
you," he said. 

Brownlee said that he learned that anyone could learned something 
from everyone here, from strangers to your friends. 

Saunders said, "Mart's enthusiasm will be missed by his professors in 
the classroom, and I am sure he will be missed by manv friends around 
campus. However, in order to grow, we all have to move on eventuallv." 

Looking over figures, senior Matt 
Brownlee sees how much money his 
fellow seniors have raised for the senior 
class challenge. The senior class challenge 
asked seniors to make donations for a 
gift to give back to the school. 
I Photo bY Clare Burchard ) 


graduating senior 

changes for anthony-seeger 

Having a grim future, Anthony-Seeger 

Hall is under consideration for 

demolishment. The building housed The 

Bluestone, The Breeze, WXJM, The 

Writer's Program and The Young 

Children's Program. 

1 Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 




Kristin Short 

changes due in near future 

Built in 1958, Anthony-Seeger Hall changed its role on campus over 
time. Named for Katherine M. Anthony and Mar\- Louis Seeger, both 
elementary education faculty members at the University and directors of 
the training school, Anthony-Seeger was used as a model school for 
teacher training. While still under the title Madison College, the 
elementary school was operated by the University, but was considered 
part of the Harrisonburg school system. 

University students used this area as a training center to learn how to 
be the most effective elementary school teachers possible. All of the 
fulltime teachers at the school were University faculty. Education students 
observed veteran primar}' and elementar)' teachers. "Because of the quality 
of the educational opportunities for pupils, there was a heavy demand 
among parents for their children to be enrolled in the school. It was not 
uncommon for children to be placed on the school's waiting list when 

i uiinciiy all elementary school, 

Anthony-Seeger Hall served as a 

practicum for education maiors in the 

1960's. In 1982 the building was 

changed to house classes for the 


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they were infants, " Director of University Relations 
Fred Hilton said. He also added that education officials 
attempted to make certain the school represented a 
broad spectrum of the societal population. There was 
one classroom for each grade, kindergarten through 
sixth. In its first year running, Anthony-Seeger held 
175 students and in 1982, its last year ot operation, 
there were 130 students enrolled. 

In 1982, Anthony-Seeger was discontinued as a model school and 
changed from being Anthony-Seeger Campus School to Anthony-Seeger 
Hall. The Virginia General Assembly decided to close down the campus 
school because the state fimds could no longer support it. They also closed 
down similar campus schools at other colleges, such as Longwood 
College and Virginia State University. 

After this change, Anthony-Seeger became the home to man^■ Uni^'ersi^^' 
classes and faculty offices tor what was then called the School of Fine 
Arts and Communications. For a few years, the School ol Media Arts 
and Design occupied the building. However, SMAD classes were later 
moved from Anthony-Seeger to other locations around campus. "Large 
numbers of SMAD students crossing Main Street to the rest ol campus 
created a safety hazard for students and created traffic congestion," 
Hilton said. 

Then, many Unix'ersit)' media outlets were located in the building. The 
Breeze could be found in the basement. The Bluestone was found on the 
main floor and WXJM was near The Bluestone. 

Lventuall)' it was decided that Anthony-Seeger, along with other University- 
owned buildings on Main Street were going to be reconstructed to build a 
new theatre and dance facility. This new construction would cost nearly 
$30 million. 

In the winter of 2003, the University received a 2.5 million dollar 
donation towards the reconstruction effort of Anthony-Seeger Hall. 
Charles Estes donated the gift in honor of his wife, Dorothy Thomasson 
Estes whom the new building would be named for. She was a Madison 
College graduate from the class of 1945. 

President of the University, Linwood Rose said in a speech, "The 
Dorothy Thomasson Estes Center for Theatre and Dance will permanently 



honor the memor)' of a dear friend and devoted alumna of our universir\'. 
[She] was a compassionate, caring woman who truly loved children and 
was devoted to her family." He also said that the school was very gratefiil 
of Estes" generous gift and would be vital to the future of the Universit)-. 

That was not the first time the Estes family had donated to the Uni\'ersit\'. 
They had made several contributions including donations to build the 
fountain in Newman Lake, as well as start the Estes Scholarship for 
outstanding students. The scholarship was formed in 1991. 

According to Hilton, the new building would have classrooms, laboratories, 
faculty offices, dance studios, instructional theatres and support space of 
more than 108,000 square-feet. It would also include a theatre to seat 
450 people for staged plays and dance and musical theatre productions. 
Along with this, a music performance center would also be built adjacent 
to the theatre and dance building for a recital hall for music students. 

Students said that this building would be much more eiTicient for them 
because when preparing for a production they would not have to run all 
over campus to fnid the person that they needed. They would all be in 
the same building. The theatre and dance departments were spread 
throughout campus in Godwin and Duke Hall as well as Theatre II. 

Former Dean of College of Arts and Letters, Richard Whitman said 
that the new building would bring the school together under one roof 
and will help the "fine academic programs -mtb lousy facilities [to become] 
a national program with national recognition." 

Hilton also said, "students in theatre, dance and music programs must 
currently use facilities that don't match the quality of the programs. 
These buildings will be a great step forward for JMU and its programs 
in the performing arts." 

Hilton also added that there are a number of considerations for the 
media outlets that were located in the building, but no final decision 
had been made about where they would go during construction and 
after the fmal product was built. Students in those media sources had 
mixed feelings about the move. 

Junior WXJM Traffic Director and DJ Brett Berman said, "They have 
got to keep it close to campus because freshman involvement is vital 
to keeping these programs like newspaper, yearbook and radio running 
because if you don't get new workers, it ends and everyone graduates." 

Aleigh Steedman, senior and WXJM DJ said she was confident that 
the media outlets would not be done awav with, but that the histor)' of 
the building would be missed. "Hopefully a new building for us would 
bring new publicity. We are not well supplied and don't have nice space 
so hopefulh' we will get something nicer." 

Even though Anthony-Seeger would no longer be standing, its place in 
the University's history would never be forgotten. 


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showing mom and dad where their money goes 

Allowing their children to take a break, 
parents of members of the Contempo- 
rary Gospel Singers perform a 
spontaneous song. The group, including 
senior Justin Robinson's grandmother 
headlining, with sang, "This Little Light 
of Mine- " I Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 


parents weekend 

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parents weekend 

A part of "A Dazzling Night of Music," 

the Symphony Orchestra performs at 

the Parents Weekend Pops Concert. 

Conducted by Robert McCashm, the 

orchestra was made up of 75 musicians 

and traveled through the Mid-Atlantic. 

I Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 

Jiilianne Zavacky 


On the weekend of October 31" through November 2"'', the Universit}' 
seemed to take full advantage of the gorgeous, out-of-season weather 
Harrisonburg had. Amidst the ghosts and goblins ot the weekend's 
Halloween festivities, another variety of characters not normally found 
on-campus: parents. It was the Universir\''s annual Parents Weekend and 
swarms of them flocked to various facilities to participate in this fall event. 

The weekend's festivities staned with a bang as the sold-out performance 
of Leahy took the stage of Wilson Hall Friday night. Four brothers 
and five sisters from Canada performed this eclectic mix of folk, rock, 
country, Celtic and classical music. The group sang, danced and played 
a variet)' of musical instruments to help welcome parents to the University, 
all in true Universit}' fashion. 

In addition to this energetic performance, parents were welcomed with 
Delta Gamma sorority's annual Anchor Splash in PC Ballroom. This 
philanthropic event benefited the Delta Gamma Foundation as well as 
Service for Sight, aiding those that are visually impaired. Parents and 
students alike came out to watch the pageant candidates compete for 
Mr. or Ms. Anchor Splash. 

On Saturday, parents were almost overwhelmed by the amount of acti\ities 
to do. From hikes in George Washington National Forest, to academic 
receptions at each of the University's main colleges of concentration, the 
day was filled with fun and educational activities. The Godwin Field 
Festival proved to be a highlight of the day, with even,T:hing from dance 
music to an a la carte barbecue to entertain the masses. Student groups 
and commercial vendors came out to show parent support and advertise 
their aiuses, and informational sessions were held for parents with questions 
about the school. 

Activities such as the Field Festival pro\ided ample time for students 
and their parents to learn more about the school over the weekend. UREC 
even offered special sessions on their climbing wall, as well as guided 
facility and program tours. Junior Leanne Chambers commented that 
she took her family to UREC "so my parents could see it because they 
had never been before. They were really impressed! " These were quite 
popular for parents wanting to see what the health benefits of the university's 
recreational center were and everything that it has to offer students. 

Zeta Tau Alpha sorority took a different route, offering parents and 
students a way to make a difference with their SK run for breast cancer. 
Many organizations looked at the weekend not only as a way to get their 
name out there, but also as a way to collect funds for various philanthropies 
and areas of need. 

For parents staying close to the game plenty of activities were offered 
to keep them entertained. Carrier Library had a benefit book sale on the 

Carrier Library patio. Miller Hall's planetarium held a noon showing 
for eager parents and children. Freshman Chris Johnson-Hutton said 
that his parents "really liked the landscaping around campus, especially 
on the quad. [Dad] said he had a really good time. " Even Gibbons Hall 
participated in the day's events with a picnic on the Commons. The 
gorgeous weather was perfect for this outside event, as parents and family 
ate together under the shade of Warren Hall on picnic tables specially 
brought in for the meal. 

But not all smdents used these acd\'iries as the onl\' means of entertainment 
tor their family. Freshman Annie Czapp said of her parents, "It was 
exciting to show them around campus because they ha^'en't really walked 
through campus since I've started school." Chambers agreed, saying "I 
was excited to show them around not just JMU, but Harrisonburg as 
well. A lot has changed since they were last here, so it was fun to show 
them around. We also went to Skvline Drive, since it was such a gorgeous 
day to check out the views, which was really beautiful." 

Once parents and students had a chance to catch up and visit the more 
interesting features of the L'niversin- and Harrisonburg, many chose to 
attend the annual Parents Weekend football t:ame, hosted tor the L'nixersin' 

of Rhode Island Rams. There the sold out crowd was treated to a stunning 
presentation as the Dukes won 39-27. Preceeding kick-off, the 
Student Ambassadors presented the Outstanding Parent award among 
the crowd of 12,500 people. [ 

Later, parents and students had a variety of events to choose from to 
wind down. Many attended the Gibbons Hall Gala Dinner, a closed 
dining experience in the heart ot campus. "[It] was definitely a different 
D-hall experience," Czapp said. "The\' had it all decorated and cleared 
our plates for us, and the food was different. 1 think JMU did a prett)' 
good job. " 

Afterward, the Parents Weekend Pops Concert dazzled audiences by 
showcasing the talents of students in the School of Music. The JMU 
Chorale, the jazz Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra and the Marching 
Royal Dukes all took the Convocation Center stage. "The Pops Concert 
is a concen that the music program put on for the parents, " Johnson-Hutton 
said. "1 was glad [we had that opportunity'] because I felt like [my Dad] 
should know what I do ever\' day. I'm not able to call him that much 
because I'm always so busy with music stuff." 

This event was just one event of many designed to let students show 
their parents how their time at the universit)' was going and what things 
they were involved in. It brought a healthy close to the evening, and 
was followed b\' a slow and sunn\ Sunday tor students to say farewell to 
their families. 


Escaping the crowds at the football game, 
students take the opportunity to bring 
their parents to the bookstore. Parents 
Weekend was a profitable event, as 
parents bought sweatshirts, hats and 
other University apparel. 
Photo by Meghan Gwaltney | 

Letting their dad pay for their food, a 
family awaits their meal ticket to the 
Picnic on the Commons. The lunch was 
held before the football game. 
( Photo by Clare Burchard I 


parents weekend 

parents weekend 




I was excited 


Singing at A Capella Thon, sophomore 
Susan Clark solos for "Low Key." The 
event for parents featured all the a 
capella groups for only two dollars. 
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them around not just 



Harrisonburg >? 
as well. 


parents weekend 


jmu nascar 

Angela Norcross 

In the past, most racing fans would associate NASCAR sponsors with 
muki-milhon dollar corporations and big name commercial brands such 
as Tide, Mello Yellow or Goodyear. The thought of a car bearing the 
purple and gold paint scheme of the University would have never been 
taken seriously. That changed when Hermie Sadler of Sadler Motor Sports 
approached James Madison University, Virginia Tech, The University of 
Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University with an idea for a 
program that would allow each school to participate in the 2003/2004 
NASCAR Winston Cup series at absolutely no cost. The schools came 
together to form "Go Team Virginia," a promotion designed to increase 
awareness for college athletic programs and help build Future partnerships 
between Sadler, the universities and their tans. "We looked at it as a neat 

guy to work with. It's just been fabulous. Right now, we are trying to 
enhance the program to get him more towards the Iront ot the pack," 
explained Edmondson. Sadler started his career at age ten, racing go-karts. 
At age 19 he won the World Karting Association Championship. He 
moved on to late model stock cars in the NASCAR Winston Racing 
series at South Boston Speedway for four seasons until he made it to the 
Busch series. In 1993, Sadler was named NASCAR's rookie-of-the-year 
and has since carried on a distinguished career. Sadler had close ties to 
the University through his brother and fellow NASCAR driver Elliott 
Sadler, a former student and basketball player. "The fact that my younger 
brother attended JMU was certainly a factor in approaching JMU for 
the program. I visited JMU when Elliott was a student and I loved it. 


^ JMU picks up speed with a spot on the NASCAR circuit 


tie to reach tacult)', staff and alumni. It's a good way to gain supporters, 
not just for me, Hermie Sadler, but also for NASCAR," said Sadler at the 
November 1st, "Meet The Dukes" event held in Godwin Hall. 

What better way to promote college athletics and raise money than 
with NASCAR? From humble beginnings on the flat sandy beaches of 
Daytona to the mega speedways capable of holding himdreds of thousands 
of people, NASCAR grew into America's largest spectator sport. A 
recent Gallup poll stated that over 28 percent of all Americans were die- 
hard NASCAR fans and most major races in the year 2002 drew larger 
crowds than the Super Bowl, World Series and NBA finals combined. 
Throw in massive network television coverage and you have the 
kind of high profile exposure in which positive results were guaranteed. 

Under the program, each school was given the opportunity to individually 
promote and raise money for their athletic programs, while also providing 
many students with a chance to gain big time sports marketing experience. 
"It is a way of selling advertising that is very unique," said Brad 
Edmondson, director of marketing for Universit)' athletics. "We're glad 
to have the opportunity." The promotion also gave businesses the ability 
to partner directly with the University as opposed to NASCAR and 
plans were in the works to illicit the involvement of alumni donors. 
"We have five or six corporations and businesses interested in joining on 
as partners for next year, which is very positive because the sales season 
doesn't start until January," explained Edmondson. 

Taking the wheel of the car was none other then Sadler Motors Sports 
owner and native Virginian, Sadler himself "Its been great. He's a great 

The people at the school are nice and Harrisonburg is full of great people 
and fans," explained Sadler. When asked why he chose universities 
throughout Virginia, he responded by saying, "My first car was the 
Virginia Lottery car and my second was Virginia is for Lovers. I have 
always been involved with hometown promotions. " Not only was Sadler a 
successful racecar driver, but he also excelled as a business man. He owned 
a string of car dealerships in Franklin, Emporia and South Hill, Virginia. 

Virginia Governor Mark Warner was present during a March 19 press 
conference in Richmond. In coalition with "Go Team Virginia," Warner 
helped unveil the new car, designed by graphic designer Scott Trobaugh 
of the universit)' advancement office. "Virginia and NASCAR have gone 
together forever," said Warner. "Virginia hosts the largest number of 
Winston Cup events in any one state - six, and this program allows our 
universities and students to learn more about sports marketing at the 
NASCAR level." Warner played an important public relations role with 
the program and helped bring attention to the promotion to get it 
off the ground. 

On October 19th, the JMU car made its debut at the Martinsville 
Speedway in the Subway 500. The race was televised on NBC and was 
widely publicized throughout the country, due to some of Sadler's 
evasive strategies to avoid collision during the race. "NASCAR has a 
nightly show hosted by a JMU grad so we got attention there. A TV 
station in Indianapolis talked about Hermie and the car for 5 minutes. 
Its been positive and there has been a lot of good publicit)',' s;iid Edmondson. 
When asked what kind of reaction the car "ot at the race he re- 


sponded by saying "Across the state, I've had positive comments. It's 
another event for JMU people to follow. It's been great. " Sadler finished 
the race placing 30'*', behind Rusty Wallace's Miller Light car. 

In its first year, the "Go Team Virginia" promotion was considered 
by many to be a success and the program was expected to continue. 
"The partnership is only fiar two years and we are in year one," 
explained Edmondson. "We are in an area that is very NASCAR savvy 
so people flock to it and want to be involved. Its just great, " he added. 
Edmondson also worked with Sadler in an effort to make the program 
more student oriented. Students were able to join Go Team Virginia for 
a fee of 65 dollars plus shipping and handling. Edmondson also lobbied 
Sadler for allowing students to join the "Go Team Virginia" tan club b\- 
paying via JAC card. Many hoped the program would continue to bring 
recognition to the University lor years to come, making the campus 
known to the nation and encouraging purple pride. 

After an unsuccessful attempt to fit into 
the newly sponsored race car, the Duke 
Dog settles for )ust posing in front of 
the car. Complete with purple and gold 
paint and a picture of the Duke Dog on 
either side, the car served as the 
perfect symbol of spirit. 
[ Photo by Meghan Gwalfnev ] 


jmu nascar 


international students 


Photos by Emily Dursa I 




adjusting to American and JMU life 

Nataliya Laptik 

Originally from: Ukraine 

The USA was a country ot opportunity. I was very lucky to be here. 1 
was fond of people's friendliness here, their willingness to help and their 
politeness. Every day I learn something new and I gained a unique experi- 
ence. Every day for me here was a new challenge, new impression, new 
discovery. I enjoyed meeting people, learning from them the peculiari- 
ties of American culture, accomplishing my outlook and making new 

At first I had a tough time. The system of education was completely 
different from the one in my country. It took me some time to get adjusted 
to it. We don't register for our classes in my country; we already know 
what courses we are going to study until the senior year. We didn't have 
optional subjects in my university. 

Also, one had to choose his major while entering the university, because 
we have a lot of universities for narrow specialization (teachers training 
or medical). So, a student had to determine his future right after gradua- 
tion from school and in my country we graduated from high school when 
we were 16 or 17. 

That is why the University's flexibility really appealed to me. I liked that 
much attention was paid to the student's personality, his individual skills, 
abilities, wishes and needs. I really appreciated the program of academic 
advising here. 

I couldn't help but admire the area the University is located in. The 
campus was really beautiful and in the most picturesque place. 

1 enjoyed all the classes I had. The University gave me an opportunity 
to study the things I always wanted to. Moreover, I had a lot of space for 
creative work and independent projects. I valued every day I spent here. 

Afag Huseynli 

From Azerbaijanian 

America had always been a country of opportunities. I'd dreamed of 
coming here since my childhood and I was planning to come here. This 
plan was accomplished when I was chosen as a finalist for one of the 
exchange programs, (Freedom Support Act Undergraduate Program/I REX). 

My new life here began. I started to think about my future — I realized 
what I wanted to do, because you see a lot of opportunities and when you 
are willing to make changes to do something new; this is the best way to 
prepare for the achievement of your plans. 

I had very good experiences here. The most important thing was that 
people here were ready to help me any time. I feel like they were waiting 
for me to come and ask them. 

The food was a problem for me for the first month. This was not 
because people here eat different food, but the way it was cooked and 
mixed with different things that makes it taste different. I was always 
looking for something that 1 used to eat, though it never tasted the same. 
Of course, I would never prefer my food — Azerbaijanian food to this. 

The very different thing for me was that you could choose whatever 
subject you wanted to learn. In my country, as in all post-soviet countries, 
you knew exactly what you'd study, whether you liked it or not. 

I remember for one of my classes, which was taught to international 
students, we discussed some issues with American students. We talked 
about how things were ciifferent in our respective countries and talked 
about the drinking age in each. When I was asked what the drinking age 
in ni)' countr}' was, I said that I didn't know. I don't drink and this seemed 
very surprising to all of them. In a Muslim country like Azerbaijan, it's 
not a usual case for girls to drink. 


international students 

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international students 

I love how it's green everywhere because it reminds of m\' countr)' and 
there are not so many high buildings here in Harrisonburg. 

The other thing I've learned was how much a weekend means to 
Americans. You can rarely find an Azeri making plans for the weekend. 
Here, as soon as the week began, I was looking forward to the weekend. 
People here usually had hard, tiresome weekdays and you have to make 
plans and keep a calendar in order to know what you have to do for a day. 
In my country we dont do that. 

Thomas Snaaijer 

Originally from: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. 

Numerous people told me the first couple of days would be a bit scary 
here. Another language, different people, another continent even. When 
I arri\'ed at Eagle Hall on a Sunda\' night, I was a bit overwhelmed. My 
dorm was next to a football field the size of a small Dutch premier 
league (soccer) team's stadium. My dorm was completely empty except 
for the RAs and some band people. The first students I met were interna- 
tional, so there was no real opportunity for a culture shock to kick in. On 
Wednesday, however, when 3,000 new students and their SUVs invaded, 
I started to feel a bit uncomfortable again. Playing icebreakers helped a 


I Pho:os by Emily Dursa \ 

to keep up with American students, being slightly disadvantaged with 
English as a second language. Luckily that was not the case; most of my 
classes were easy to follow. 

lust like any other student, I had to make some adjustments. Normally, 
I would take my bike and take a 10-minute ride to school. Going to the 
mall was five minutes on that same bike. Here eyer\'body has a car, mainly 
of course because the distances are much further. EvetN-where I really 
needed to go was within range of riding there with m\' bike. Where my 
h.illmates missed their cars, I missed riding m\ bike. Home cooked meals 
were on my list, too. Dutch food was certainly not a delicatessen, but 1 
rarely ate that. Thai, Italian, or Chinese were mostly served back home. 

The thing that I really like about the environment the Universit)' created 
was the fact that you could pretty much do anything you wanted. You 
were encouraged to talk to your professors, ask them questions, basically 
get involved in as many things as possible. It you wanted to work out at 
UREC, that was fine. If you wanted to do research on the sustainabilitv' 
ol fuel cells tor the future, then there was an opportunit)' for \'ou to do that, 
even as a freshman. I'here was more diversit)' in both social, academic and 
recreational aspects of the University. 




international students 

madison week 



celebrating the birthday of our founding father 

Nicole Maier 


He was the fourth president of our nation, the father of the Constitution 
and the man in which the University was named for. So it seems quite 
reasonable to dedicate a whole week in March to him. "[This] is a time 
that we are given the opportunity to step back lor a moment and reflect 
on what this man did for us as citizens of a great nation," said Associate 
Vice President of the Office of University Relations Glenda Rooney. 
James Madison Week celebrated what he gave to the country, its people 
and the University. 

In the past the school had Founder's Day, which was to celebrate the 
opening of the University. It was not until a few years ago Madison Week 
was developed to take its place. The "goal was to make the week special 
and celebrate the University's association with James Madison," said 
Associate Vice President for University Relations Philip Bigler. It was 
also to "recognize the importance of active and informed citizenship." 

Throughout the week, different events open to the public were held to 
achieve this goal. A Commemorative Debate and Citizen Forum was 
held to discuss the Patriot Act(s) and debate whether they were an 
infringement on civil liberties. The University debate team along with 
teams from the University of Pittsburg, Richmond and William & Mary 
competed for the James Madison Cup. The cup rotated from winning 
team to team each year. This year though, it went to the Dukes debaters. 
According to Rooney, the event was so popular that she felt there may 
have to be a qualifying round for schools in the future. 

The discussion of the acts helped students and the public express and 
better comprehend different sides of an important argument. "So often 
we simply adopt opinions because they are fashionable or easy to understand," 
stated Director of University Management Andy Perrine. "But really 
understanding the political basis of our free society is [the] first step to 
being truly informed. I hope that by celebrating Madison Week some of 
our students will discover this, too." 

Other events included a Wreath Laying ceremony by the James Madison 
statue outside Varner Hall. The ceremony was to recognize Madison's 
252nd birthday. Mark Warner, the senior vice president of student 
affairs, and Levar Stoney, SGA president, made speeches, along with the 
reading of the winning student essay about Madison. The celebration 
included cake for the 400 people Rooney estimated to be at the event. 

A third event was a speech given by Former Secretary of the Army, 
John O. Marsh, Jr. He was "a good friend of the University," said Rooney. 


"Because of his background with government, he seemed to be a natural 
fit to have at the ceremony." According to Bigler, in the speech Marsh 
discussed various issues in the world including how to balance security 
and liberty. He encouraged the University to continue to look at Madison's 
lite as an example. 

The week was devoted to trying to do just that. "Given that the University's 
mission says that we are dedicated to preparing citizens, increasing 
awareness of the man who has such an important role in creating the 
basis for our government is a worthwhile idea-especially in light of the 
strong opinions Madison held about the importance of education to a 
free society," said Perrine. 

Madison was and continued to be an important role model to people. 
He gave the United States a document that allowed us to make decisions 
and run a country for over 200 years. "That is incredible and he was 
the father of that document," Rooney said in awe. 

"Madison lived an exemplary life," said Bigler. He hoped that students 
use Madison as a role model in their own lives. 

The week helped make many people feel honored to have their university 
named after this man. "I am also an alumnus of [MU and celebrating 
Madison makes me proud," said Perrine. 

Debating over the Patriot Act, senior 
Gate Morrison competes against Man/ 
Washington University, the University of 
Pittsburgh, and the University of 
Richmond. The University received a 
victory for this event during its Madison 
Week . I Photo by Morgan Riehl 1 

Presiding over the dedication of a wreath 
to celebrate James Madison's 252nd 
birthday. Senior Vice President of 
Student Affairs Mark Warner speaks. 
Madison Week was dedicated to 
commemorate the life and accomplish- 
ments of James Madison. | Photo by 
Morgan Riehl \ 


madison week 





students take advantage of local eateries 

Julianne Zavacky 

As with an\' routine, the homework and drudgen,' that was college life 
could get anyone down at some point or another. Fortunately, once 
smdents got acclimated to the life of Harrisonburg, they also got familiarized 
with the town itself For years, students from all of the nearby colleges 
had matriculated at the areas attractions. Harrisonburg may not have 
been a big city, but it had places for those who enjoyed the cinema, the 
outdoors, such activities as go-karting and biking, or a night on the town. 
The most popular of all of these things was, of course, food. 

Senior Will Brown said, "I" ve learned to trust the off-campus eateries. 
They've never really done me wrong and I always walk away with a 
pleasant experience and a full stomach. That full stomach feeling was 
easy to find. Harrisonburg had an eclectic mix of eateries and restaurant 
hot spots — from coffee bars and breakfast buffets to wine and dine 
facilities. For years students had gone to these restaurants as a distraction 
from the less exciting aspects of college life. With the opening of 
Harrisonburg Crossing, students found themselves bombarded with 
even more shopping and dining choices than usual. But despite the 
increase in competition, most of the popular places to find college kids 
did not change. 

Being served at the window, customers 
wait for their ice cream. 2003 marked 
the 60th anniversary for Harrisonburg's 
famous dairy bar, Kline's. 
I Photo by Meghan Gwaltney] 





Taking an order, senior Sean Galdo 

works at Spanky's. Spanky's was 

popular for its themed rooms and arcade. 

[ Photo by Morgan Riehl | 

As any voung person around town would know, the morning wasnt 
exactly the most popular, student-triendiv time oi day in Harrisonburg. 
In the grand tradition of college life, most students avoided getting up 
before noon as often as possible. But on those occasions when they had 
to, Mr. J's Bagels and Deli was the place to go. It accommodated student 
needs as well as served the general Harrisonburg community. Each 
location was decorated with a unique mural and a menu that boasted 
not only breakfast bagels and platters, but deli items, salads 
and even signature sandwiches. "It's a great place, and a really fun 
environment," said senior Buddy Goodwyn. 

If breakfast wasn't the first choice of someone looking to dine around 
town, Jess's Quick Lunch was another affordable option. Serving at 
diner-style facilities, this chain had been around for years, serving guests 
while letting them watch through the open kitchen windows. The 
restaurant stuck to simple, popular dishes such as hot dogs, grilled cheese 
and burgers, and catered to those on the run with a drive-through window 
at one of their locations. But not all students had the same restaurant 
opportunity. "It's so much harder for freshmen to eat off campus than it 
is for upperclassmen because it takes so much more effort. Most ot us 
don't have the luxury ot just jumping in our cars and going out, " 
said freshman Christina Veltsistas. "A sit-down restaurant would be nice 
every once in a while." 

There were many sit-down restaurants around town as well. Spanky's 
had been one of Harrisonburg's most popular dining spots for years, 
featuring custom sandwiches with names like the "Henrietta" and "Custer's 
Last Stand." "Spanky's has such a great atmosphere with all sorts of 
crazy memorabilia, plus the food is great, " said sophomore Sandy Lawson. 
It generally served lighter meals, but students went for the experience 
alone. Almost every inch of the place was covered with scratches and 
marks from customers over time, which gave Spanky's a feeling of antiquin- 
and history in the lives of students. 

For those wanting a more indie feel, the Artful Dodger was the stop 
for them. Not only was it an eclectic coffee and dessert bar, but also 
recently turned into a quiet nightlife spot by ser\'ing alcoholic beverages 
after hours. Customets went for the unique coffee blends, and stayed for 
the comfortable couches and interesting artistry showcased there. Senior 
Andrew Thomasen commented that, "it is a relaxing atmosphere with 

an excellent coffee selection. A good place to chill in times of stress, 
hang out with friends, or study for a test." The Artful Dodger also sold 
some of the artwork that it showcased. "It is a good display of artistic 
talent found in the Harrisonburg area, " said Thomasen. It was hard to 
walk into the quiet coffee bar without noticing the extensive collection 
of local art from the community'. 

Harrisonburg also offered eateries satisfying the more reserved diners. 
The Little Grill Collective was another long-standing University 
tradition in town. A local restaurant open since the 1930s, it was now 
home to wholesome and vegan foods. "It is definitely a unique place. It 
is the first one that my mom and I visited when I came to look at the 
campus," said junior Kelly Koerber. "It not only has a fun atmosphere 

with food that is delicious, but it also has live music some nights. Plus, 
they do the soup kitchen on Mondays, which is a great way to get 
involved in the communir,'. " 

Each Monday, Litde Grill opened their doors to "Anyone in the World," 
as their advertisement stated. It was free food served by volunteers to 
anyone who wanted to eat. In addition, anyone could choose to help 
serve or clean up, and there were no strings attached. But whether folks 
wanted to dine in the free meal atmosphere or the pleasant, quiet "Peace 
and Love" collective that served homemade foods daily. Little Grill was 
certainly a place unique to Harrisonburg. 

Despite all the diversity and options for the college students 
around town, none satisfied the masses quite as well as Kline's Dairy 
Bar. Featuring only three flavors a week made in the "continual freeze" 
technique, few would expect this old-fashioned dessert bar to stay 
popular. Yet, it had been open since 1943 and was now a cult classic 
among college students of the area. "I have an alumni friend who likes 
their pumpkin ice cream so much that I'm buying a half gallon for her 
to keep until next time she comes to visit," said Lawson. Flic \arious 
flavors of the week were so popular that Klines produced a 
seasonal weekly pocket-sized menu for the more fanatical custom- 
ers. Brown commented, "It's like once a week they send down a 
different little portion of heaven in ice cream form for people to eat. 
Both yummv and delicious." It seemed that although Harrisonburg 
had man\' different options for the food lovers among us, the child 
within always came first, and what better way to satisfy' him than with 



Enjoying the hospitality, Harnsonburg 
residents visit the Little Grill Soup 
Kitchen, The Little Grill was located on 
South Mam Street past downtown 
Harrisonburg, ( Photo by Kate Sawyer] 

Overlooking court square, the mural 
outside of the Artful Dodger is a part of 
the cafe's charm. The Artful Dodger 
served coffee by day, and alcohol by 
night. I Photo by Morgan Riehl ) 

Overlooking South Main Street, Jess' 
Quick Lunch is Open every day of the 
year. The restaurant served fast and 
affordable lunches such as hamburgers 

and hot dogs. I Photo bv Morgan Riehl ] 












Taking an order, senior Lauren Paradise 

works at Mr. J's. Mr. J's served breakfast 

all day. and was opened at six in the 

morning. I Photo by Morgan Riehl | 

Showing the results of years of 

decorating, a table at Spanky's has 

turned into a piece of art. Spanky's 

served over 50 types of sandwiches 

1 Photo by Morgan Rieh! ] 



take back the night 



studpn^speak out against women's violence 

Nicole Maier 

Speaking on "How Sexual Assault 
Affects Men." senior Dave Ross and 
junior Jay Fabian, members of One in 
Four, present during Take Back the 
Night. One in Four, an entirely male 
organization, played an active role in 
both take Back the Night and educating 
the community on how men can 
support the women they know who 
have been assaulted 
IPhoto by Morgan Riehll 

Displaying words and drawings of 
empowerment, an advertisement for 
take Back the Night reflected that 
sexual assault affects men and women 
of all races. The event featured 
speakers, stories from survivors in the 
crowd, and a candle lite march to 
symbolize the efforts against violence 
IPhoto by Morgan Riehlj 



Each minute 1.3 women are raped in the United States. That results 
in ~8 rapes per hour, 1,872 rapes each day, and 683,280 each year. On 
April 2, statistics became a reaiirv'. Take Back the Night was an e\ening 
dedicated to bringing the truths of sexual assault into the open. 

Take Back the Night originated in 1976 in Belgium when women 
banded together in an event called the International Tribunal on Crimes 
Against Women. Together they walked with candles to protest the ways 
in which violence permeate the lives of women worldwide. Since then. 
Take Back the Night has been held annually in the United States on a 
number of days throughout the spring. Women still held marches and 
rallies globallv as their predecessors did over 25 vears ago. 

As the sunset and the dav came to a close, 
the night was just banning for those gathering 
for the Take Back the Night ceremonies on 
the Commons. It was an evening ot awareness; 
through songs, stories and speeches gatherers 
were informed about the prevalence and the 
pain of sexual assault. Throughout the entire 
night counselors were available for students 
to talk to if needed. 

Musical presentations enthralled the crowd. 
There was a singing of "Amazing Grace" and 
a cappella performances of women and 
empowering songs. The music committee 
then preformed "Songs of Sexism." This 
consisted of plaving Ivrics from popular 
songs that "dehumanized and objectih' 
women in an effort to make students more 
aware of what their favorite singers are 
singing about," said Erin Burns, a Women's 
Resource Center and Office of Sexual Assault 
and Prevention student assistant. 

The climax of the night came during an 
event called the "Speak Out." A stage set up 
with a microphone was open tor students. 
facult\' and staff to come up and speak out 
about sexual assault. For four and a half 
hours people shared their hearts with friends 
and strangers alike. The event gave survivors 
of sexual assault an opportunit)' to speak out 
in a supportive environment. "This is a very 
empowering event for survivors and their 
peers," said Burns. 

Singing "Unfinished Woman," 
alumni Thea performs to 
onlookers at the Commons 
dunng take Back the Night. A 
capella group The Bluestones 
also sang in supprt of women's 
violence awareness. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Burns said "Speak Out" was, "a safe place for survivors of sexual \'iolence 

to come fonvard with testimonials, often sharing their experiences for the 

first time." 
"Speak Out" brought reality close to home. "It gave a human face to the 

problem," said junior English major, Sara Fonseca-Foster. "It was so 

moving to have people stand up there and share really, reallv intimate 

details about their lives." 
Heidi Hiller, a junior international affairs and economics major, said, 

"You don't often hear about people's personal experiences, you just hear 

statistics. " 
Fonseca-Foster said, "It was amazing. Take Back the Night has created an 
atmosphere that allows people to be heard 
and express difficult emotions. " 

TTie night did not end there though. The 
"Speak Out was then followed by a 
candlelight ceremony and a march aroimd 
campus. As the participants marched they 
repeated chants and recited poems. The night 
came to a close when the students once again 
gathered to reflea on the events of the 
e\ening while sharing food donated b\' local 
vendors. There students were also able to put 
their thoughts and entries in a journal. 

The Womens Resource Center and Office 
of Sexual Assault Prevention, Campus 
.\ssault Response (CARE), One in Four, 
and the Universit)- Program Board, worked 
together to organize the night. In addition 
to these groups many volunteers dedicated 
their time and effort into making the 
evening a success. 

Burns hoped that, "the night pro\ided 
students [with] the chance to speak out 
about their own experiences and gave them 
the oppommity to regain some of the power 
they lost when the\- were victimized." 

She said she wished that, "the night was 
inspirational for students who ha\'e no idea 
how prevalent violence against women is 
and I hope that thev feel more inclined to 
help fight against this, even if it is on a small 
scale like not laughing at rape jokes or 
asking people not to tell them. " 


take back the night 

study abroad 



Lauren O'Donohue 

I studied in Toledo, Spain for six weeks this past summer. 
It was an awesome trip, I learned so much and got to experience 
so many new things from a totally different culture. 

I attended classes while 1 was there. It was interesting 
because even though I take classes in Spanish here, it was still 
completely different while I was at a totally different school. 

While in Spain, I attended a bull fight and the legendary 
running of the bulls. The bull fight was an eye-opening 
experience. The running ot the bulls was the festival of San 
Fermi'n. It was the vearh' tradition ol mo\ing the bulls 
from the countryside to the cit)'. The people run in front of 
the bulls to lead them there. Traditional attire tor the event 
was all white clothing with a red bandana or handkerchief 
and my friends and I dressed the part. I hope evervone gets 
the opportunity sometime in their life to see that traditional 
festival because it was an amazing experience that I am so 
thankful I got to see. 

experiencing life outside JMU 


study abroad 


study abroad 


Sara Fonseca-Foster 

It's almost impossible to describe a typical day on the summer study 
abroad trip to Kenya because there were no typical days. As we 
traveled around the southeast region of Kenya, we experienced so 
many different things. 

Every day we had to turn to each other and remind ourselves that it 
was real. Bv the end ot our time there, we had learned to bargain at 
the markets using our basic Swahili, watched a herd of elephants 
cross the road right near our jeeps, walked out ot our tents to a 
beautiful view of Mount Kilimanjaro, visited a Maasai homestead, 
created wonderftil friendships with all the people we met, experienced 
family life living with a host family in Kakamega and Nairobi, visited 
a slum outside of Nairobi and gained a better understanding of the 
history and lives of the people of Kenya. 

None ot us wanted to leave. It was an amazing experience that I do 
not even have the words to describe. We did and saw so much during 
our stay there. While we were there we also developed amazing 
relationships between our group and the people that we met as we 
traveled. Everyone that we met was friendly and interested in who we 
were and what our thoughts on Kenya were. Going there gave me a 
whole new perspective and allowed me to better understand how other 
people around the world live. 



London is one ot those tar-oft, magical kind ot cities you dream of visiting 
one day. I had often thought about what it would be like to stand on the 
London Bridge or to hop on a red double-decker bus down to Notting 
Hill. 1 wanted to make faces in ftont ol the stern guards at Buckingham palace 
and "mind the gap" in the tube stations. I always knew I would get to 
experience all those things some day, but I never thought that 1 could 
live, work and find a lifestv'le that fit me in a place over 3,000 miles away 
Irom home. 

I spent almost 1 3 weeks ol the summer in Ixindon. I was taking part in the 
university's International Internship program with just ten other students. 
My internship was with a small Public Relations consultancy in the heart 
of the city. I had no idea what to expect, but I was just excited to explore a 
new place and meet as many people as possible. My job was a fantastic 
experience - not only did 1 gain significant knowledge about public relauons, 
but I also got to know my wonderful, eccentric co-workers. They taught 
me a lot about my new city and helped me assimilate better to British 
culture. During my time, there I met and connected with so many 
different and amazing people, some from here, others from universities all 

over and even a few local Londoners as well. In my free time, my friends 
and 1 would visit all the famous landmarks of the cifv' and discover our 
favorite hangouts and places. I got to live in a flat with two wonderful girls 
and we were all able to share our similar, exciting experiences. 

1 was amazed at how well I came to know London in such a short time and 
how comfortably I learned to live there. 1 think it had to do with the 
fact that it was up to me to find my way. For that teason, I have gained 
a completely new kind of confidence from being abroad that I will carry 
for the rest of my life. I braced myself in the beginning for days when I 
would miss home and my familiar lifestvle, but I was so happy and 
thankful for each moment there that those days nevet came. 

Lisa Chautard 

Sarah Mason 

There is a wheelbarrow being dragged across a cobblestone path 
underneath my window, I force my eyes open and squint as sunlight 
streamed through the glass. The clock reads 5:30 a.m. and once again I 
admonished myself for forgetting to close my curtains the night 
before, the only shield against a 4am sunrise. 1 wondered if sleep 
was worth another attempt, the going above Trinity College 
Chapel would ring at six letting the city of Dublin know that it 
was time to awaken. 

Twenty-four students spent six weeks in English and Media Arts and 
Design classes in Ireland. We knew it would be a summer away from 
home, away from summer really. No job, no tan, no old friends, but 
most of all no monotony. 

We had heard the stereotypes: dirt roads, bland food, rain. During our 
stay at Trinity College in Dublin for the first two weeks, we encountered 
a city just as modern as New York. We saw plays, attended the symphony 
and took day trips to the country. On one of the last nights in Dublin 
half of us took the last dart out of the city, camped out on a desolate 
beach and watched the sun rise on the coast of the Irish Sea. After 
Dublin, we traveled to Killarney for three days, then to Galway for 
the remaining three weeks where we attended the International 
Film Fleadth. 

Ireland opened our eyes to a new culture and by the end of our stay we 
no longer felt like tourists; we were the ones being asked for directions. 
Twenty-fouf students lived and went to school together in America, shared 
amazing new experiences and became friends thousands of miles 
away... in Ireland. 


study abroad 

Judy shepard 

the legacy of matthe^v shepard 

"You love who you love, " said 
Judy Shepard, mother of murdered 
college student Matthew Shepard. 
This was the over-riding message 
in Shepard's address to the 
packed audience when she came 
to speak on April 14. 

Judy Shepard shared her grief 
and pain along with the many joys 
she shared with her son through- 
out his short life. She described 
him as a "loving, vibrant, kind 
young man." Shepard said, 
"There aren't enough words to 
describe how much I love him. 

He was my friend, my soul mate and my confidant. He was my 
constant reminder of how good lite could be, and ultimately, how 
bad it could be. I will never understand why someone would want to 
hurt Matthew. How could anyone feel threatened by this sweet child?" 

Shepard read her Victim Impact Statement to the audience, the 
same one she had read in court with the rvvo men who were accused 
and later convicted for murdering her son. It was an emotional tale of the 
person Matthew was, the person he hoped to be and the story of the 
final days of his life. 

Matthew Shepard had grown up in Wyoming, but later moved with his 
family to Saudia Arabia, where he and his younger brother, Logan, 
attended a boarding school in Switzerland. This was right up Matthew's 
alley, as he loved making new friends. "Matthew believed," said 
Shepard, "that judging people before knowing them was a loss of an 
opportunity." Matthew expressed an interest in theatre and politics 
and when it came time for college, Matthew came back to the United 
States to Wyoming. It was then, through a phone call in his 
freshman year in college, that Matthew revealed his sexuality to 
his mother. Upon hearing the news, his mother said, "What took 

you so long to tell me?" 

Shepard had known, or strongly 
suspected, from a young age that 
Matthew was homosexual. She had 
even researched the lifestyle in depth. 
Shepard was leartul for her son's 
future, but accepted him. Then in 
October of 1998, the Shepard family 
got a phone call that no parent 
would ever want to receive. 
They were informed that their 
son, Matthew, had been brutally 
attacked and was on his deathbed. 
Immediately, the Shepard family 
booked a flight from Saudia 
Arabia to the United States. Yet, 
they had to wait nineteen hours 
just to begin their journey. 

Finally, after a twent)'-five hour 
trip, they arrived at Poudre Valley 
Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo- 
rado. Matthew Shepard died at 
12:53 a.m. on October 12, 1998. 
Judy Shepard said of Logan, "he didn't want to go into the room to see his 
brother in such terrible condition, but he knew that that would be the 
last time to tell Matthew that he loved him." 

Since the horrific death of her son, Shepard has been an activist for 
gay and lesbian rights. One of the issues she tackled was gay adoption. 
"Why isn't gay adoption legal everywhere? " Shepard asked. "It is common 
sense. A family is a collection of people who low .iiid respect each other. " 
In addition to this issue, Shepard discussed politics and its role in these 
vital issues. "Gay marriage should be legal. A marriage is a civil contract. 
Cays and lesbians should be granted things such as hospital rights. You 
need to understand what \i)ur representatives are doing tor you 

Filling the PC Ballroom, impassioned 
listeners expenence Judy Shepard's 
nationally publicized story. The night 
began with a press dinner with Shepard 
that allowed press to intimately speak 
with Shepard. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl j 


and what they are doing to you." 

Shepard also stated that in 37 states a person could still be fired for 
being gay. She encouraged audience members to "come out and stay 
out, all day and every day. You need to be the change you want to see." 
She further encouraged the gay community to keep pictures of their 
partners on their desks at work and be proud of it; not lie to their co- 
workers saying the person in the picture was just a friend or family member. 

Throughout her talk, Shepard stressed the idea of education. She said, 
"Bring freedom where there is fear. Bias and bigamy is not born within 
us; we learn it. We learn how to love too. Unlearn the behavior of hate 
and move on. Matt is no longer with us because two men learned it was 
okay to hate." 

The student body welcomed this presentation by Shepard. The Phillips 
Center Ballroom was filled to its capacity of 500 people. Junior Katie 
Russo said, "I thought Mrs. Shepard was a wonderful woman. She is 
definitely a mom and she is so full of love, it's catching. I don't tmderstand 
how anyone could be hateful about anything after meeting her and hearing 
what she had to say." 

Russo was especially impacted by the speech when Shepard asked how 
hard it was to be nice. "When you think about it, " said Russo, "it takes 
more effort not to like someone than it takes to like someone. There 
is really no reason for hate." 

Other students were impacted in similar ways as Russo. According 
to junior David Hughes, "I was inspired by Mrs. Shepard's amount 
of courage. She told her story and advocated for equal treatment of 
all people. Shehadahiunanistic tone in a debate that is overly politiad. 
The campus has only benefited from Judy Shepard's speech." 

"I knew that Mrs. Shepard would obviously speak about her experience 
and about various issues that she is fighting for, but during the course 
of the speech I realized something else; I realized that I was 
listening to someone's mom, who because of tragedy was thrust 
into the spotlight," said Robert Armstrong. "She inspired me, as 
she does so many, to continue to fight for equality and more importantly 
fight against hate." 

Lecturing about gay rights, Judy 
Shepard tells the tragic tale of the 
brutal murder of her son, 
Matthew. Shepard stressed 
such ideas as hatred is a 
learned emotion and for the 
audience to all take their part in 
preventing this and any other 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


judy shepard 



Creating a constant sea of cars, the new 
chain stores of Harrisonburg Crossing 
proved to attract a great deal of business. 
Harrisonburg crossing began opening 
their stores in May 2003. 
/ Photo by Meghan Gwaltney I 

[ the new SUPERCENTER ] 

^^CTien Harrisonburg Crossing came to town it gave new meaning to 
one-stop shopping. Where else could one purchase groceries, a pet fish 
and go out to lunch all in one trip? The new center housed a diverse 
selection ot stores in the convenience of one center. 

The 500,000 square foot shopping center was built on 47 
acres of land at the intersection of Interstate 81 and Route 33. Accord- 
ing the City of Harrisonburgs website, the project was projected to cost 
approximately S48 million. Wal-Mart Supercenter and Home Depot 
where the first stores to open their doors to the public on May 21. 
Other stores opened periodicallv from beginning in early June. 

The new shopping plaza attracted students because of the 
convenience and variet}' it offered. "I was really excited to have a shopping 
center that had a ver)' diverse selection of stores," said Catherine Sisk, 
junior French major. Other stores include Bed, Bath and Beyond, 
Staples, Circuit Cir\', Petco and Barnes and Noble with a Starbucks 

"It's pretty nice there are so many stores. Everything I need is 
so close that my roommate and I walked here," said Brooke Kelly, freshman 
biolog)' major. "We usuallv come because it has everything we need; it is 
easier to make one trip." 


harrisonburg crossing 

harrisonburg crossing 

Selling everything fronn lumber to garden 
supplies, the new Home Depot is one 
of the new stores introduced to the Valley 
with the creation of the new Harrisonburg 
Crossing shopping center The new 
center provided a variety of new chain 
stores to the Valley. 
/ Photo by Meghan Gwaltney I 

Providing another option for purchasing 
books, the new Barnes and Noble arrives 
to Harrisonburg Crossing. Along with 
this chain, others such as Sprint, Petco, 
Payless, Ross, Michael's, and a new 
Super Wal-Mart joined the new 
shopping center. 
I Photo by Meghan Gwaltney ] 

Allowing for 24 hour convenience, the 
new Super Wal-Mart opens in 
Harnsonburg Crossing. This Wal-Mart 
replaced the one that use to be attached 
to Valley Mall. 
/ Photo by Meghan Gwaltney I 


Jess Beard, senior SMAD major said, "I can do all of my shopping in 
one place." She said she actually has done most of her shopping in the 
Wal-Mart Supercenter. "This Wal-Mart is huge," she said. 

After leaving the Simon Valley Mall and building the new Supercenter, 
Wal-Mart was able to increase the amount of products available to the 
customers. This included a large food section with fresh produce and 
many other goods similar to what is sold in a regular grocery store. 

Senior Kinesiology major, Jonathan Barrille also liked the convenience 
of the center being near campus. He did comment though that, "It gets 
packed on weekends." 

He was not the only one concerned with it getting overcrowded. Pam 
Wilberger, a Wal-Mart employee worried that parking would be hard to 
find duiing holidays. She said the parking lot had been almost full many 
weekends since the center opened. 

Diana Good, a six year Wal-Mart employee, was originally concerned 
with the size of the new shopping center and the new Wal-Mart. "It was 
overwhelming," she said. Yet, after the center had been opened for a few 
months. Good said she quickly grew to like it. 

Other students were happy to see particular stores arrive in Harrisonburg. 
Many students when asked, were pleased to have a Bed, Bath and 
Beyond. It was there that they could buy things they needed for their 
dorms and apartments. 




Lisa Acker, a junior art major was most excited to see the arrival of 
Michael's Crafts. "I could get my art supplies there at a cheap price. 
They can be expensive at other stores," said Acker. 

She was also almost as equally thrilled to find out Ross Stores had 
come to town. "I am a discount freak at Ross I can get cheap clothing," 
said Acker. 

Jennifer Burnett, junior psychology major, was also glad to see the 
arrival of the craft store. "I was happy about Michael's because I like 
pretending I'm Martha Stewart, but without all the illegal activity," she said. 

Katie Price, junior interdisciplinary Uberal studies major said the 
shopping center "brought new life to the Harrisonburg community." 
Price used the center for many of her shopping needs yet, she still remained 
faithful to her other favorite stores around town. "I enjoy Barnes and 
Noble however, I am still a Books A Million fan," she said. 

Cindy Irish, senior music education major, was happy to see the coming 
of Qdoba Mexican Grill, one of the restaurants added. "Qdoba is a great 
place to eat," Irish said about the Mexican restaurant. 

Harrisonburg Crossing was one of this year's newest additions to the 
"rowing town. The new center offered convenience to students because 
of its nearness to campus and wide selection of stores to choose from. 


harrisonburg crossing 


students gain knowledge and sexual awareness 

Gina Indellicate 

Music, sex and scandal — not the r\'pical Universit}' sponsored event to 
be held in Warren Hall. While the name may be misleading, the first 
SexFest, held in Transitions, was certainly tar from a festival of sexual 
acrivit)'. It was an event that allowed hours of music, safe sex awareness 
and subsequent media coverage that led to the scheduling of a second SexFest. 

The idea for the e\ent originated from three then juniors, Geoff Allen, 
Akshay Narang and Lisa Tawil, who wanted to put on an entire dav 
of music. They hoped to attract multiple crowds oi people, but also 
include a current issue to make an impact on those who attended. To 
draw in large crowds, the three decided that sexual awareness, responsi- 
bility and issues of assault would be prevalent for a college campus. 

Planning tor the event took a great amount of effort. Tawil explained 
that it took about five months of planning and an extensive search for 
the right music to be played during the event. First of all, permission 
had to be obtained for use of a campus location tor the event. The name, 
SexFest, created some doubts among the Events and Conferences staff 
but permission was obtained tor the harmless event. 

A screening process of over 25 musicians then began. The trio established 
a grading style criterion to narrow down the musicians to all fit into a 
single day. The musicians were narrowed down to tour bands and six 
solo artists. The featured artists were Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate 
G Strings, Jim Fanale, Tejas Singh, Alan Loomis, Roma Night, Unit Five, 
Matt Rumley, The Sad Lives of the Hollwood Lovers and Desiderata. 

After music was secured for the event, rhe planners focused on the 
awareness that the day would give all participants. Organizations on 
campus including REACH, CARE, One in Four, and Equal were asked 
to set up booths tor the fest in order to promote their personal aspect of 
sexual awareness. These booths provided free flyers, bunons, stickers and a 
representative ready to inform. Topics included rape, woman's reproductive 
rights, prostate cancer, contraceptives and abstinence. 

Transitions was transformed into a cozy, red lighted spot of music 
and knowledge. The entrance to Transitions had the booths from the 
campus organizations, which were there for the students" access. The 
couches were circled around the back wall where the artist was 
located. Tawil said she was very pleased with the turnout at the 
event. She had not hoped for the mad rush of people that flocked to 
other events on campus. Crowds came and left, but tended to stay awhile 
to enjoy the free music. 

In response to the turnout of SexFest, Narang 
said, "we seemed to maintain a decent amount 
ot people throughout the dav. But when your 
purpose is to educate, there is no limit to the 
amount of people you want to reach." 

About the name of the event Tawil said, 
"we wanted a catchy name that people would 
respond to and remember. " The event was in 
fact ver)' different than what the name alluded 
to, and residents in the Harrisonburg 
community became upset over what they 
thought was a scandalous activit)' on campus. Tawil said, "The name may 
have caused controversv, but the event was educational and fun." 

The name, SexFest, was what certainly did attract attention. News of 
the event traveled to the local Harrisonburg paper, the Daily News 
Record. In response to the coverage by the DNR, Tawil said, "education 
is the key to a healthy lifestyle and our goal was simply informative 
decision-making rather than a political statement. No one on the 
SexFest staff was contacted or inter\'iewed for the article in the DNR." 

Also, attention was received from conservative delegate Robert G. 
Marshall who, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch, condemned 
the University tor allowing what he thought was a scandalous event to 
be held on campus. 

While the event received negative attention, those who participated in 
the planning and those who attended appreciated the hard work and the 
motives behind the festival. 

Singing at SexFest. coordinator Akshay 
Narang takes the stage, Narang was the 
last of nine performances during the event, 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl 1 


Performing at SexFest, Graham Cochrane 
plays to an intimate crowd at Transitions. 
Six other solo artists performed at the 
free event, 
1 Photo by Morgan RIehl j 

Providing substance for the origin of its 
name, SexFest provides free pamphlets 
upon entering Transitions, SexFest 
covered such topics as reproductive rights, 
ovarian cancer and safe sex awareness. 
[ Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 



museum & gallery walk 

a chance to see local artists' work 


Taking notes on her thoughts of the art, 

freshman Margot Ricci visits Zirkle 

House, Ricci was encouraged to wnte 

something for her class regarding the 

Gallery Walk. 1 Photo by Megan Bucknum ] 


Julianne Zavacky 

Hidden among the old town images of the University s past, and the 
remodeled houses of its future, there was something different that not 
many people knew about. It was the Zirkle House, quietly tucked away 
among Harrisonburg's antique neighborhood-turned-ofPice buildings. It 
is art at its most raw and uninfluenced — home of student-run galleries. 

Since its opening in the early 70's, the Zirkle House has become a 
safe-haven tor students who wish to put on shows for themselves as well 
as their peers. It contains the Artworks Galler\' and the Other Gallery, both 
of which contain student shows. The New Image Gallery is yet another 
room in this old house that contained exhibits by professional artists who 
wish to share their work with the Universit)' and Harrisonburg communities. 
The newest edition to this family of art is the Madison Gallery, a room 
in the back that will be the home of a more permanent collection. 

But, despite the intrigue that the building may hold, sometimes it is hard 
to get the word out about such an interesting establishment. In fact, there 
are numerous businesses and organizations around town that are not even 
connected to the school that provide an amazing cultural experience. 

The Harrisonburg Museum and Gallery Walk was a new event thought 
up last spring that was put on once ever)' semester in an attempt to expose 
more people within the community to all of the fantastic things that 
these businesses can offer. Senior Maggie Satchwell, junior art director 
at the Zirkle House said, "An event like this is good for families to bring 
in children, as well as students. It definiteK' informs people throughout 
the communit\' of what we have to otter." 

Organized throughout the town, the Museum and Gallery Walk was 
designed to showcase various businesses, as well as student and professional 
artists that wished to be included. This fall it was put on in the beginning 
of October and involved 22 different business and artistic locations. 
Each participant ot the walk got a map of Harri.sonburg, with each site 
numbered. The Harrisonburg City Trolleys agreed to give free transportation 
for anyone that wanted it and all venues hailed free admission. There 
were even special discounts and premiums by participating merchants. 

The interesting thing about this event was the variation in businesses 


and people involved. Although the Zirkle House and the Art Department's 
Sawhill Gallery were both obvious participants, some seemingly less 
artistic businesses were also involved, such as the Shenandoah Bicycle 
Company and Sheridan Real Estate. Some ot these businesses showcased a 
variation ot student work, while others had a more specific audience in 
mind. The 150 Franklin Street Gallery featured artist Greg Ballou, 
serving spiced rum and beer during the event. The DaiK' Grind showed 
recent work by the faculty and students ot Eastern Mennonite University. 
Even the Massanutten Regional Librar)' got involved in the walk, exhibiting 
work from the Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Societ)'. 

Senior Katy Melton commented on this eclectic mix of locations. "1 
think the main goal was to make people more aware ot the prevalence of 
the arts in Harrisonburg. 1 think a lot ot people are imaware at how 
many artists there are in this area. It was also [a chance] to expose people 
to the arts and give artists a chance to exhibit their work. " 

Graduate Advisor Sara Shawger agreed. "Once you know about it, you 
are more likely to come back," she said. "It gets students involved more 
in seeing the arts, as well as seeing what we have [at the Zirkle House]." 

The walk seemed a perfect way to do just that. Another venue was the 
Studio Center, a venue where professors showcase their own students" 
work, and where Kappa Pi, the Art Fraternity put on tours. The Court 
Square Theatre joined the troupe by featuring a performance by the 
Acting Out Teen Theatre, a group ot students and troubled teens ot the 
area that work together to put on shows each year. Some venues such as 
this one were organized primaril\- for the Art Walk itself, while others 
simply let their site be included in the silent walking tour, such as the 
art foimd within You Made It!, a pottery business found near the library. 
Still others used this walk as a chance to showcase artist work as well as 
their own, such as the OASIS Gallery, fe.muing artist Karen R\der Lee. 

F'ach business ottered a different experience, and some students came 


on their own or with the encouragement of professors from the University. 
Melton said, "Artibus was neat because I am in ceramics right now. Its 
.ilwavs interesting to get to see a professor's work. " A more extensive 
Facult\' Exhibition was held in the Sawhill Gallery in Duke Hail. Shawger 
said that after an exposition as extensive as the Museum and Gallery 
Walk, people are more aware of what's out there. She said, "There are a 
lot ot people in the community that do come out — artists post signs, 
faculty stop by and people that know when various shows are come out 
as well." It was a collective effort to expose people to the art and culture 
of the Universit)' and its surrounding area and seemed to be a success. 

Getting a head start on Christmas, The 
Laughing Dog Shop displays these 
creative ornaments. The shop was a 
part of Harrisonburg's annual Museum 
and Gallery Walk. 
[ Photo by Megan Bucknum ] 


museum & gallery walk 

award winning professor 

On the set of one of his films. Professor 
Thomas O'Connor directs the camera- 
man. O'Connor began his career as a 
Shakespearean actor and went on to 
produce over 40 fllms- 
I Courtesy of Thomas O'Connor ] 

Carrie Belt 

Students sat glued to award shows in anticipation of who might win the 
Best Writer, Best Director or Best Producer. They imagined what they 
might say if they ever had to waiiv across the stage to accept their first 
Emmy. Most even pondered exactly where they would put their awards. 
On the desk? In the closet? Should they build a special case? They wondered. 
Yer many never knew that a humble professor in their midst had achieved 
four such awards for highly esteemed honors of which millions only 
dreamed. They also didn't know that the same professor traded words 

screenplay entitled "Fools of Time" about William Shakespeare's "lost 
years." The idea for the play was sparked when George Garrett, novelist 
friend, gave O'Connor a biography of Thomas Campion, who was said 
to be a friend of Shakespeare's during the eight to ten years when Shakespeare 
disappeared from official records. 

O'Connor researched the subject thoroughly during a Sabbatical to 
Oxford University. He spent time at Houghton Tower in Lancaster 
Countr\' where he and other top Shakespearean scholars believed that 


and the Emmy goes to... 


with Hollywood greats such as Martin Scorsese, Ron Hamilton, Terry 
Sweeney and Pierce Brosnan. 

The University's own modest Media Ans and Design professor, Thomas 
O'Connor had two Emmys, a Cine Golden Eagle, and a Gabriel Award 
holding up books in his home office as costly bookends that reminded 
him of what he had achieved, but more importandy, what he had yet to 

O'Connor had recently reached international recognition for his 


Shakespeare served as a tutor under the pseudon\m of "Will Shakeshift." 
O'Connor's research won him the esteem not only of Shakespearean 
scholars, but also of the international press. Anthonv Holden of The 
London Iiidependoil said of O'C^onnor s work that it was, "an important 
breakthrough in a field where breakthroughs are rare indeed... if it helps 
scholars put more flesh on the bones of the 'Lancashire Shakespeare,' it 
will merit more than mere Oscars." 
IncidentalK', O'C^onnor, who had produced o\'er 40 films and 

documentaries, began his career as a Shakespearean actor. After high 
school, O'Connor studied for two years with top "hard-nosed actors " at 
the highly esteemed Royal Academy ot Dramatic Art in Michigan. He 
then moved to Boston where he acted with the Boston Public Theater 
of Charles River. He took courses at the University of Massachusetts 
and Tufts before moving on to New York to continue his acting career. 

After a short time in New York, O'Connor realized that he was no 
longer doing exactly what he wanted, so he moved back to Michigan to 
study Shakespeare and English Literature at the Universin,' of Michigan. 
He then went on to work for the Detroit PBS television station, where 
he began making documentaries. 

O'Connor's first award-winning documentary was based on Nathaniel 
Hawthorne's daughter, Rose, who founded an order of nuns who cared 
for people with incurable cancer. The documentary won the 1981 Gabriel 
Award as well as the recognition of his peers, who began approaching 
O'Connor to work on their productions. "You get a reputation," O'Connor 
said, "and people start coming to you. " 

One of those people was a Detroit woman named Shelby Newhouse 
who approached O'Connor to write the script for a documentary called 
"Fatima. " The documentary examined the roles of religion and science 
in the 20'*' century and was hosted by Ricardo Montalban. His work on 
"Fatima" earned O'Connor his first Emmy. More significantly, "Fatima" 
made history for being the first program broadcast on Russian national 
television following the fall of the Soviet Union. 

Following his documentary successes, O'Connor realized that he missed 
the academia life. He joined the University in 1986 and soon started a 
new curriculum for students interested in documentary, film adaptations, 
and screenwriting in response to student interest and demand. The 
courses had been needed for a while, according to O'Connor. Yet he was 
the person to say, "Let's do this." 

In between publishing his articles, serving as a Faculty Senator, and 
participating in numerous University committees, O'Connor found time 
to produce nearly a dozen documentaries. In 1997, he won his second 

Emmy: Best Documentary lor "A Place Called Home, " a piece about the 
social and political challenges of the babyboom generation. He 
was originally asked to be the "script doctor" for the piece, which 
meant that he was asked to fix a failing script. "[The producer] called me 
in a panic," O'Connor said. "He offered me ten days at $1000 a day to 
fix the script." But, he found, "I had to rewrite the whole thing." 

The very next year, he won a Cine Golden Eagle Award for a documentary 
that he researched and wrote called "Love One Another," about 
poverty in the Caribbean. O'Connor's most recent documentary 
work, "The Idea Nobody Wanted," which he wrote and hosted for 
NASA, dealt with NASA's first manned lunar landing in 1969. 

Despite his many international achievements and acclaim, O'Connor 
had a reputation among his students for being modest and approachable. 
"He's laid-back and very knowledgeable," said senior Meghan Marville 
who had O'Connor for his film adaptations course. "I'm just in awe of 
him everyday in class. He knows so much!" 

Many of his students did not know that O'Connor was an 
award-winning fdmmaker who had produced over 40 films. "I 
didn't even know about his awards," said Marville. "If I was him, I 
would bring them to class everyday in my bag and then set them 
on the podium during the lecture." 

O'Connor recalled that at a time when he kept his Emmys as bookends 
in his office, a student dropped in for a visit and did not believe that 
the awards were real. "He thought it was fake," O'Connor laughed. 

Sara Putney-Brandt, a junior SMAD major, had taken two of 
O'Connor's classes and was surprised to learn of his awards. "He's just 
so modest," she said. "He's so smart, but you would never know. He 
makes these really intelligent jokes in class and I don't get them until a 
few minutes later and then I laugh because they were so smart and 

O Connor preferred to look to the future, rather than the past 

for motivation. He said, "I'm always thinking about the future, about 

what 1 haven't done and want to do." 

Professor Thomas O'Connor sits in his 
office with a display of awards behind 
him. O'Connor had been awarded four 
such honors, including two Emmys. for 
screenplays and documentaries he 
produced. I Photo by Emily Dursa I 


award winning professor 

Jesse Jackson 

Speaking at Wilson, Reverend Jesse 

Jackson discusses diversity in today's 

culture. Jackson came in honor of 

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

[ Photo by Sara Woodward ] 

honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, 

Listening to Reverend Jesse Jackson, 

Wilson Hall was filled to capacity in order 

to hear him on Martin Luther King Day. 

Tickets were distributed prior to the event 

and there were satellite locations to 

view the speech. 

I Photo by Sara Woodward I 


Kristin Short 

January 19''' marked the 17"'' annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Celebration. In the past, many students may have overlooked this day as 
just another no-class holiday, however this one was different. This day 
brought one of the most famous reverends to the school: Jesse Jackson. 

At 7:30 p.m. the celebration of King's lite began. Performances and 
speeches were presented to the students and locals who turned out for 
the event. President Dr. Linwood Rose, Associate Dean of Math and 
Science Dr Daniel Wubah and many other faculty and students gave 
tributes to the man whose life was being honored. The most exhilarat- 
ing of these speakers was of course, guest speaker, Jackson. 

Jackson had a central message that he wished to get across to the audience. 
"This is a big election year for America and real choices must be made," 
he said in a private press conference before his address to the University. 
He added that he hoped people would vote for their economic interests 
and not their racial fears. 

His biggest topic of the night was of course to honor Dr. King. He 
discussed many sides of King that perhaps no one in attendance knew 
of King finished high school at the age of 1 5 and college by the age of 
19. At 22 Ik- had completed and by 26 he had his Ph.D. He 
served this country throui^h the civil rights movement fot 1.^ short years 


before he was assassinated. On King's birthday in 1968, Jackson was 
with King when they decided to organize a march on Washington. Thev 
built a Rainbow Coahtion which included such ethnicities as Asian 
and Jewish Americans. These different cultural backgrounds learned 
how to work and fight together for what thev believed in. We observe 
King's birthday now, but King worked on his special day to torm the 
coalition to help end the war in Vietnam, onh' stopping to have birthday 
cake. "This is ho%\' we knew it was his birthday. But after just the briefest 
celebration, we went back to work in an afternoon session focusing on 
how to end the war in Vietnam. Like the Iraq war today, the war in Vlemam 
was costing lives, diverting money and had no moral, political or militarv 
justification. The war in \'ietnam — like Iraq today — laid bare the soul 
of our nation, eroding our international honor, and caused great di\ision 
and pain at home, " Jackson said in a release he gave out to the press 
conference attendees. 

It King were ali\'e toda\-, Jackson said, he would discourage the growing 
base up top and the growing povert)' that is being left behind. Jackson 
cast out some statistics such as 159,000 children are living in povern- 
and that 60 percent of Georgians are bringing home less then S20,000 a 
year. He also said that King would not agree to the diplomacy of the 
country. "Yes, Saddam is in jail, but we are still being killed," Jackson 
said. "You hear a plan to rebuild Iraq, to rebuild .-Mghanistan not ^'Vppalachia. 
That is not the ^\merican dream. " He said that the war had been, "fought 
in the interest of the rich, but fought and paid for by the poor." He also 
added that no one would find a congressman's child in the Middle East. 
They are the students receiving diplomas, while the poor are receiving 
Purple Hearts and other militar)' awards. 

"We speak of Kings dream, he said. "We dont speak of Americas broken 
promise. " Jackson described three stages of connecting Americans. The 
first stage was the end of slavery after the Civil War. 100 years later, 
King helped overcome another batde, segregation. This was then followed 
with blacks receiving the right to vote, [ackson said that the promise of 
an equal socien- that the founding fathers based this countr)' on had not 
been fulfilled. "I dream of a day when that promise will be honored," 
Jackson said. According to Jackson, the fourth stage would be giving 
more access to capital to the poor and closing the gaps that separate 
people; "the north-south gap, the class gap beuveen rich and poor. " He 
said giving workers a voice, making a plan for peace, giving the poor 
access to monev and giving blacks an education could fulfill honoring 
the American promise. 

In relation to this issue, Jackson said, when at an event, everyone is 
connected at a basketball or football game, but not at the heart. He said, 
"We didn't know how good football or basketball could be until ever)-one 
could play, so we don't know how good the economy could be. 

In his press release he stated, and also addressed to the Wilson hall 
auditorium, "Toda\-, lets honor Dr. Kings legac\- \sith rene\\'ed commimient 
to provide the workers a place at the table, to defend and expand civil 
rights and work to fulfill America's promise of equal protection under 
the law, equal access, equal opportunit)\ fair share and an undaunted 
focus on the needs of the "least of these," our brothers and sisters. 
Today, as we honor Dr. King, we must again go about the work of 
organizing oiu" people, changing the direction of America, and leveling 
the plaving field for all Americans." 

Jesse Jackson 


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Graduating at the Convocation Center. 

senior Brandi Duck receives her degree 

from Dr. Rose. Duck was one of 527 

undergraduate students to graduate In 

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Making the traditional march, graduates 

head to their seats to begin the 

ceremony. Unlike spring graduation, 

there wasn't a cloud in the sky. 

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Kristin Short 

Dec. 12* would forever be etched in the minds of 527 University 
students. It would be the day that they would forever remember as 
their last as a student and their first as an alum. Never again would 
the winter graduates have to register for classes, fight for parking spots 
or deal with campus traffic. 

At the 3 p.m. commencement in the Convocation Center, all the soon- 
to-be graduates walked the processional with emotions of joy and sadness 
overflowing their minds. Senior English major, Angela Morgan said, 
"Right now I am emotional. I am truly going to miss the memories that 
I have made here. Not ever\T:hing was a positive learning experience, but 
there was a lesson that I learned. I think about everything I have gone 
through to graduate, it makes me cry because I have worked so hard." 

Others felt numb during the ceremony, but were more emotionally 
charged during the graduation rehearsal. Senior Media Arts and Design 
major. Branch Duck said, "I was taken aback Sunday at graduation 
practice when I walked on the floor. I felt excitement and joy because I 
knew I would be done in a few days. I've been rushing the week to 
get over because I knew that school would be done and I would be a JMU 

At the ceremony, one of the Universit)''s most distinguished alum, Marcia 
E. Angell, M.D. spoke to the graduates. Angell was named by Time 
Magazine as one of the 25 most influential Americans. Angell said that 
if there were one piece of advice she would give it would be, "beware of 
groupthink." She said it's easy; it's seductive and "somehow right." 

In her address, Angell said groupthink could lead to a "dumbing-down of 
the group " and it could also lead to not knowing what was going on. She 
added that it "diffiises responsibilit)" and could lea\'e part of the mind idle 
in the quest for entenainment. "One reason you go to JMU is to learn how 
to think for yourself," she said. Angell suggested trj'ing to learn as much 
as possible about an issue and forming a unique opinion on the topic. 
"Keep it to yourself if you wish," she said, "or share it with the world." 

At the end of her speech, Angell received an honorary award by Dr. 
Linwood Rose. The award made Angell the first person to ever earn 
both a Bachelor's Degree and an honorary degree from the Uni\ersir\'. 

As the graduates sat in their chairs and listened to the speeches, they 
thought about all the things they loved and disliked about the Univer- 
sity. "JMU has changed my life because I haxe met so man\- amazing 

people. It's one of those places that you look up while \\'alking and 
someone smiles at you when you are having a bad day. I feel that the 
people who are close to me, I consider them to be like my family. I have 
found a home awa)' from home. I feel that I came to JMU in tPi'ing to 
find mvself and I found myself" and a tamilv of friends," Morgan said. 

Duck said, "I've made some great friends here and especially within 
the Media Arts and Design school. JMU people are so nice and are easy 
to make friends with. I've met some great people and I know they will 
be in my life forever as true friends." 

Duck also added that two things she would not miss were the traffic 
and parking issues of the area. "Traffic in Harrisonburg and just on 
campus is awful. I am really surprised that I have not seen an accident 
happen. Parking just is too much to talk about; you say parking and 
everyone knows what you are going to say!" 

Even though graduation brought forth all oi these emotions, it had a 
unique meaning to those who actually experienced such a great feat in 
their lives. Graduates said that to be able to take that walk was a great 
accomplishment, more than just obtaining an education, but learning 
how to balance the pressures that life brought. Morgan said, "Most 
importantly, I have found myself And all the knowledge 1 have learned 
in books I have learned to appK' to my lite." 

Duck said, "To me, graduation means success. The past 17 years 
(kindergarten through college) have been long, but I have finally made 
it and have the paper to show it. All those long hours of studying and 
writing papers have come to an end, but it has all been worth it because 
I led prepared to start mx lite in the real world." 



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With over 3,500 students, the College of Arts and Letters had a mission 
to "offer high-qualit)' programs of specialized study, provide a challenging 
array of courses designed to promote lifelong liberal learning, pro\ide a variet}' 
of rich cultural opportunities for JMU students and the entire University 
community. " The college served the University by offering a wide variety 
of majors and minors in specialized areas. These areas included focuses such 
as art, communications, English, foreign languages, histor)', media arts, 
social sciences, theatre and dance. 

The college strove to improve foundational skills that were introduced 
in general education courses such as writing and critical thinking. CAAL also 
wanted to ameliorate cultural perspectives for students to have an effective 
citizenship in their lives after college by teaching global awareness and 
American cultural diversity. The college also strove to give students an 
active and hands-on experience for their field of study through internship 
opportunities and field courses. 

One of these hands-on experiences was evident in the School of Media 
Arts and Design program. All students in the program were encouraged 
to participate in on-campus publications such as Aiontpelier, The Breeze 
or The Bluestone. Students were also encouraged to hold internships at any 
of the local television stations or newspapers. "Interning at WXTT was a 
great opportunit)' for me because of the amoimt of things they'll let students 
do there. 1 was able to be behind the camera, go on shoots, edit, run the 
audio board and e\-en direct a live show. Interning at WATT allows )'ou 
to experience more than at most other places. Srudents are asked and allo\\'ed 
to do more than make coftee runs," said senior SMAD major Lisa Clark. 

Through one required class and other electives, students were given the 
opportunit)' to work hands-on in a television studio at WVPT, the local 
PBS affiliate, which was located on University property. Students in SMAD 
202 Fundamental Skills in Media Arts and Design Pan II and SMAD 406 
Electronic News Gathering, were held in this facilit\-. Srudents were gi\'en 
the chance to work at each position that coalesced with the others to put 
on a news program. While SMAD 202 was an introductory course with 
pre-made scripts, SMAD 406 gave advanced Digital Video concentration 
majors the chance to get real world newsroom experience. 

Cameron E. Adams, SMAD; Vinton, VA 

Jennifer Adu, SMAD; Alexandria, VA 

Karen M. Agostisi, Poli. Science; Hauppauge, NY 

Jacqui J. Aleman, Sociology; Cheshire, CT 

Manssa Alp, English; Manorville, NN 

Susan E. Altieri, Inter. Liberal Studies; McLean, VA 

In SMAD 406, students were assigned to do their own packages — 
informational stories with audio and \ideo edited together — for their weekly 
news program, JMU Today, which aired exery Wednesda\- of Fall Semester. 
The day of the show, the students would write stories and prepare a show. 
There were two producers, a technical director, graphics director, audio 
direaor, floor direaor, ^^deotape opetator, uvo cameramen and two anchors. 

"When I came to JMU as a perspective freshmen I was told about the 
electronic broadcasting class. Being able to have such an opportunity was 
one of the things that attracted me to JMU. I looked fon\'ard to taking this 
class since freshman year. Having the experience of anchoring a live newscast 
has teinforced my childhood dream of becoming a news anchor It was a big 
sense of accomplishment to see our newscasts come together and be broadcast 
live to the JMU campus," said senior SMAD major Elizabeth Friend. 

She added, "JMU students benefit from a cooperation with W\TT 
because students get an opportunin' to work in a real studio setting. It 
feels ver\' protessional producing and broadcasting JMU Today from a 
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Heather M. Arndt, Anthropology: Fredericksburg, VA 
Holly M. Arnould, Poll. Science: Northampton, MA 
Jessica N. Avison. English: Grafton, VA 
Kimberiy A. Bacik, SCOM: Stratford, CT 
Blair E. Bailey, Inter. Liberal Studies: Richmond, VA 
Rebecca Baines, SMAD: Virginia Beach, VA 

Molly J. Baker. SMAD: Culpeper, VA 

Dorian A. Balis, Music: Fairfax, VA 

Nicole D. Barb, Graphic Design: Fredericksburg, VA 

Lauren Barnnger, English: Fairfax, VA 

Carne S. Belt, SMAD: Richmond, VA 

Brynn C. Bennett, SMAD: Fairfax, VA 

Elise A Bernier, English, Lorton, VA 

Stefan H. Black, English: Houston, TX 

Leslie A. Bourke, SMAD: Nashville, TN I 

Joseph J. Bracconier, History: Long Island, NY 

Patrick A. Bredland, Graphic Design: Laurel, MD 

Chnstopher M Bnndley, SMAD: Sterling, VA 

Amanda M. Brock, Graphic Design, Herndon, VA 
Janine E. Brooks, English, Queens, NY 
Craig R. Brown, History: Burke, VA 
Lesley R. Brown, SMAD: Glen Allen, VA 
Martene E. Bryan, Poll. Science: Springfield, VA 
Patricia J. Bryan, English: Hillsdale, NJ 

Rachel C. Buchholz, Graphic Design: Alexandria, VA 
Mariel M. Bumgarner, SMAD: Springfield, VA 
Amy L. Burkert, Graphic Design: Alexandria, VA 
Ken L. Burkholder, SCOM: Lynchburg, VA 
Amy C. Butler, English: Forest, VA 
Nicole M. Buyalos, SCOM: Chester, VA 

Andrew I, Canepa, SMAD: Chesapeake, VA 
Erin K. Cassidy, English: Fairfax, VA 
Meredith E, Cecil, English: Martinsville, VA 
Lauren Chang, SMAD: McLean, VA 
Matthew D, Chase, SMAD: Harnsonburg, VA 
Lisa Chautard, Sociology: Arlington, VA 

Christine M. Chin, SMAD: Centreville, VA 
Seung Dal Choi, Graphic Design: Springfield, VA 
Raymond S. Clark, SMAD: Voorhees, NJ 
Stacey R Clark, SCOM: Hampton, VA 
Stacey Y. Claytor, Theatre/Dance: Fairfax, VA 
Kanssa K. Coburn, Art History: Mechanicsburg, PA 


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Meredith R. Cole, SMAD; Chesterfield, VA 

Jeffrey C. Colsh, Anthropology: Middletown, MD 

Kate E. Colvin, English; Fulton, MD 

Megan B. Conniff, English; Springfield, VA 

Jennifer L. Converse, Music Ed.; Williamsburg, VA 

Chandra M. Cooks, English; Fairfax Station, VA 

Adam M. Costa, Music Ed.; Amherst, NH 

Andrew G. Croot, SMAD; Rochelle Park, NJ 

Lindsay M. Crouch, SCOM; Tabb. VA 

Suzanne L. Damon, SMAD; Salem, VA 

John S. Daniel, Philosophy; Midlothian, VA 

Thomas M. Darrow, ISS; Vienna, VA 

Sarah L. Davelaar, English; Holland, Ml 

Maria C. DeBeauvernet, English; Naugatuck, CT 

Linda M. DiEgidio, Interior Design; Thornton, PA 

Maria N. DiToro, Philosophy; Port Washington, NY 

Heather N. Donatelli, Sociology; Woodbndge, VA 

Elizabeth A. Drosdick, English; Verona, NJ 

Brandi T Duck, SMAD; Carrsville, VA 

Tom M. Duncan, SMAD; Norfolk, VA 

Shana L. Duvel, English; Sterling, VA 

Laura K. Eaton, SCOM; Clifton, VA 

Erin E. Ebert, Poll. Science; Fairfax, VA 

Heather L. Egbert, SMAD; Roanoke, VA 

James R. Fanale, Art; Glastonbury, CT 

Kerry E. Fischer, Poll. Science; Downingtown, PA 

Kimberly L. Fitzgerald, SCOM; Hagerstown, MD 

Sara J. Fonseca-Foster, English; Norwich, VT 

Geoff R Forcino, Sociology: Malvern, PA 

Gwen Foutz, SCOM; Vinton, VA 

Sarah E. Frank, Music Ed.; Pottstown, PA 

Daniel D. Frazelle, Music Ed.; Alexandria, VA 

Stephanie Freed, Graphic Design; Harrisonburg, VA 

Patricia L. Frenville, SMAD; Toms River, NJ 

Elizabeth L. Friend, SMAD; Glen Allen, VA 

Sarah G. Gabriele, English: Ambler, PA 

Amanda Gallagher, English; Mechanicsville, VA 

Lauren Gardner, IDLS; Westboro, MA 

Khalil P Garriott, SMAD; Manassas, VA 

Mary Virginia Gay, SCOM; Richmond, VA 

Kate A. George, SCOM; Sparta, NJ 

Lauren M. Giel, TSC; Chantilly, VA 





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The annual Parent of the Year award recognizes one University parent 

Each \ear, the Student Ambassadors offered die Parent of the Year award 
as a way to recognize and show appreciation for an exceptional parent in the 
Universit)' communit)'. In the fall, 64 students turned in the applications, 
which consisted of short answer and essay sections. 

Junior Bill Williams of Smdent Ambassadors described the selection process 
as difficult. "It is so hard to select one Parent of the Year because each 
application is so genuine and touching. But in the end, there is one that 
always stands out among the rest," said Williams. 

It was senior Emily Dowdy's application that stood out to the panel of 
Student Ambassador judges. She honored her mother, Jo English, with 
the Outstanding Parent of the Year Award. Dowdy 
knew about the award because she and her mother had 
seen the award given awa)' before. "My mom and I 
had been to previous Parent's Weekend football games 
and seen other parents win. ..we even joked about her 
winning somedav, " she said. 

Dowd}' applied to the contest knowing that her mother 
deserved the honor She tried to make her application 
entertaining because her mother would not have had it 
any other way. "I'm warning you. . .she's a wild one, " 
Dowd\' commented about her mom. Dowd)'s essay 
turned out to be entertaining enough for the Student 
.\mbassadors panel of judges. 

The winner of the Parent of the Year contest was 
announced before the football game during Parent's 
Weekend. \XTien the announcement was made this \'ear, 
Dowd\- said that her mother could not beliex'e that she 
had won. "She was so completely shocked that she didn t 
even take her sunglasses off when she went to recei\'e 
the award. " 

English, a mother of three, could not belie\e that her daughter had kept 
the secret. She said that Emily was not usually good at keeping secrets and 
that she had aaed so calm all day; it made the award e\'en more of a surprise. 

English said that the award meant so much to her. "It was just such an 

honor for Emily to take the time to turn in the application; it was really 
special to me." 

Dowd)' and her mother described their relationship as ver\- close. The\- were 
best friends and both supported each other in ever}thing they did. 

Each year, a gift was given to the winner. This year, English was awarded 
\\ ith flowers, an engraved picture frame, and of course, the beautiful barmer 
that she proudly displaved in her room. 

Speaking of the award, Williams, added that "it really brings the JMU 
community closer together, and honors the patents that make it all possible." 

Qaryg ell 

Accepting her award for Parent ot the 
Year, Jo English is gathered with her family 
and Student Ambassadors at 
Bndgeforth Stadium, Nominations were 
accepted from University students and 
the award for Parent of the Year was 
presented at the pre-game show at the 
Parent's Weelcend football game, 
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Zachan/ L, Graber, SCOM,; Virginia Beach, VA 
Emily J, Graham, SMAD; Gwymedd Valley, PA 
Sarah E Graves, SCOM; Alexandria, VA 
Carolyn A, Greco, Music; Woodbridge, VA 
Jennifer L. Greenleaf, SCOM; Mechanicsburg, PA 
Apnl L, Gruber, Dance; Pittsburgh, PA 


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staurant brings new flavors to downtown Harrisonburg 

Students were greeted with a new all-vegan restaurant when they 
returned to Harrisonburg in the fall. 14 Carrots, owned by Julia and David 
Miller, was the couples third and most eclectic restaurant, which took over 
the space where their original Dave's Taverna used to be. 

"The trend is toward a generation that will eat more vegetables their 
parents," Mr. Miller told the Daily News Record. "So there's a growing 
market of people who want a tast)', healthy meal." The vegetarian and 
vegan-dining trend, which began in health-conscious California, quickly 
made its wa\' across the nation as news reports boasted ol lower cholesterol, 
decreased risk of heart problems and lower chances of developing cancer. 
The Millers were excited to provide a more healthy-dining option to 
the community. 

Miller, who had 25 years of restaurant business experience, had already 
watched Greek menu-oriented Dave's Taverna and sister student-staple 
Dave's Express grow o\'er the years. "Everyone loves Da\'es, ' said senior 
Kerri Mangin. "We all loved the atmosphere and the food. When mv dad 
came last \'ear, he went twice in two da\'s — the burgers are so goodl 

Many students agreed that 14 Carrots was the most exciting idea to hit 
Harrisonburg in recent years. The menu and atmosphere was invented in 
part bv a panel of about 1 5 Dave's employees, according to Miller, and was 
centered on all-vegan, healthy dining. 

A Vegan menu meant that no meat and no dairy products were used in 
the meals at all — a complicated task for the average chef to master, as a 
great many foods contained some ponions of dain,' or meat in their recipes. 
A major challenge in vegan dining was making meals tasr\' and robust. 

"I thought the food was reallv good, " said junior Busmess major Alan 
Irombley. "I ordered 'chicken nuggets' and pasta...! love dair)' and meat 
[but] it's a cool place for vegans and for non-vegans. It has a lot of character 
because you can seem them cooking right when \ou walk it. It also attracts 
a lot of hippie-tj'pes." 

Preparing an order, junior Thomas Lahr 
serve out some vegan food. 14 Carrots 
opened in the old location of Dave's 
Downtown Taverna on South Mam St, 
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Rachel S. Gueizo, SMAD : Lynchburg, VA 

Michelle Gussette, Music Ed.; Fairfax Station, VA 

Patrick J. Hanley, History: Palm Harbor, FL 

Brent A. Hardy, SMAD; Glen Allen, VA 

Amanda L. Hayes, SMAD; Martinsville, VA 

Courtney L. Helsing, SCOM; Beaver, PA 

Senior Sally Seibert, a vegetarian English major, tried 14 Carrots, but 
found it to be not her st)'le. "I'm a vegetarian who eats meadess things like 
cereal,' she said. "14 Carrots is for vegetarians who like their gourmet tofii." 

Whatever their approach to dining, students appreciated the Millers' 
response to their health\'-eating outer}'. "I'm realh- glad they have it here," 
said Mangin. "It shows that people recognize the fact that we no longer 
want to eat grease all the time — that dining out can actual!)' be healthy — 
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Joanna L. Hiteshew. English; Virginia Beach, VA 
Ivy N. Hobson, Sociology; Verona, VA 
Kathleen M. Hochradel, Poll. Science; Sparta, NJ 
Brittany L. Holbrook, Spanish; Richmond. VA 
Pamela J. Hoover, SCOM; McLean, VA 
Ricardo Horn, History; Bala Cynwyd, PA 

Carey A. Hrbek, Sociology; Front Royal, VA 
William M. Hueglin, Music Ed.; Roanoke, VA 
Pamela R. Muss, History; Sayville, NY 
Gina Indellicate, SMAD; Dunn Loring, VA 
Deedee M. Jacobs, English; Fairfax, VA 
Jessica L. James, Poll. Science; Chesapeake, VA 

Victoria S. Jessie, Sociology; Norfolk, VA 
Leah J. Jester, Art Education; Pungoteague, VA 
Sara C. Jett. Poli. Science; Fredericksburg, VA 
Eleanor M. Jones. SMAD; Fairfax. VA 
Jobi L. Jones, Interior Design; Suffolk, VA 
Jessica Kaleck, English; (slip, NY 

Josh B. Kalichman. Music Comp.; Chesapeake, VA 
Maura, Kelly, Graphic Design; N. Potomac, MD 
Seong H. Kim, SCOM; Springfield, VA 
Sharon Kim, Mod. Foreign Lang; Fairfax Station, VA 
Beverly S. Kitchens, Graphic Design; Decatur. AL 
William B. Knight, Poli. Science; Richmond. VA 

Sarah R. Kozup, Sociology; Herndon, VA 
Jennifer K. Krouse, SCOM; Woodbndge, VA 
Shannon S. Lally, Poli. Science; Fredericksburg, VA 
Christopher R. Lamm, History; Portsmouth, VA 
Dawn D. Lawson, Art; Stanardsville, VA 
Kristin M. Layton. Mod. Foreign Lang.; Sterling, VA 

Catherine A. Leonard, Graphic Design; Fairfax, VA 
Jerianne Lilore, Poli. Science; Lyndhurst, NJ 
Paul A. Lindsay. Poli. Science; Washington. DC 
Megan B. Longmire. Poli. Science; Front Royal. VA 
Ashley Ludlow, Graphic Design; Fredericksburg, VA 
Rebecca K. Maas, SCOM; Ashland, VA 

Jillian M. Macey, SCOM; Annapolis, MD 
Courtney L. MacGregor, SCOM; Poolesville, MD 
Erin M. Magnor. Poli. Science; Southampton. NY 
Samantha Maitland. Graphic Design; Dinwiddie. VA 
Julianne M. Maloney. English; Weyers Cave. VA 
Sarah D. Manley. SMAD; Verona. NJ 


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Elizabeth Clare Martin, English; Carlisle, PA 

Sara E, Martin, Anthropology; Chesapeake, VA 

Jessica W. Maxwell, SMAD; Alexandria, VA 

Behvin L. McDonnell, English; Reston, VA 

Liz M, McEleney, Studio Art; Cranston, Rl 

Siobhan M. McFadden, SMAD; Stafford, VA f 

Christopher McGrath, SMAD, McLean, VA 

Stephanie A. McKaughan, History; Darlington, MD 

Kimberly G^ McKenzie, SMAD; Spnngfield, VA 

Carrie-Vicenta G. Meadows, SCOM; Lynchburg, VA 

Brian C. Melchers, TSC; Chesapeake, VA 
Elizabeth M. Menzie, Musical Theatre; Oak Hill, VA 

Jenna L, Meshanko, Psychology; Langhorne, PA 

Kathanne A. Milburn, SCOM; Falls Church, VA 

Andrew Miller, Art; Springfield, VA 

Laura Miller, Poll- Science; Springfield VA 

Adam J. Monroe, Histon/; Chester, VA 

Lindsey S- Montague, SMAD; Great Falls, VA 

Angela M, Morgan, English; Richmond, VA 

Matthew E, Morgan, SMAD; Harleysville, PA 

Daniel J. Morns, SMAD; East Granby. CT 

Kelly S. Morris, ISS; West Hartford, CT 

Corby Morrison, Graphic Design; Stephens City, VA 

Matthew R. Morrison, Sociology; Berryviile, VA 

Amber B Moyers, Sociology; Mt Crawford, VA 

Lindsay J, Murphy, SMAD; Germantown, MD 

Sarah E. Murray, Poll. Science; Hopkinton, NH 

Kimberly Musgnug, Mus.Ed.; Huntington Station, NY 

Rachel K. Nevins, ISS; Carlisle, PA 

Lauren N, Newman, Poll. Science; Dresher, PA 

Brian J. Nido, Poll. Science; Fairfax, VA 

Caitlyn B. O'Connor, Sociology; Stafford, VA 

Maureen R. O'Halloran, SMAD, Charlottesville, VA 

Enn J. O'Neill, SMAD; Manopac, NY 

Will E, Ogle, Theatre; Douglassville, PA 

Melanie C, Oglesby, Art Education; Richmond, VA 

Michael T. Ozment, Music Ed.; Richmond, VA 

Marna M. Palmer, Poll. Science; Dumfries, VA 

Sarah A. Pantke, Theatre/Dance; Dumfries, VA 

Nicole E. Pennucci, English; Syosset, NY 

Erika M. Peters, Poll. Science; Richmond, VA 

Raymond A. Pettis, English; Woodbridge, VA 






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Post wartime crises called for gallant efforts of individuals within their 
communities to step up and become leaders. Senior Kevin Melton heard this 
call and responded. He acted based on his belief that "one individual can 
make more of a difference today than at any other time in histor\'." 
Furthermore, he recognized that peace in all countries could only be found 
through communication and shared resolve. 

Melton, who spent the past seven years of his life involved with conflict 
mediation, spent his summer working for a non-government agency that 
promoted peace through understanding. "Non-government agencies," said 
Melton, "are freer than a government agency because they don't have as many 
rules." Melton was not the type of man who liked to follow someone 
else's rules. 

As a global leader in the field of conflict mediation, Melton strove to make 
his own rules and carve out his own path. "I heard of the opportunity to help 
out and thought, 'why not,'" he said. "I just want to do my best. . .1 just want 
to get out there and do it and by doing it, be an example for my peers. 
There's no reason anyone here can't do exacdy what I've done, but it's a matter 
of actually doing it, " Melton said. 

Melton began his summer as an intern with the Institute for International 
Mediation and Conflict Resolution and quickly worked his way up. He was 
invited to join his supervisor at a conference in The Hague. While there, his 
boss was so impressed with him, that he sent him to Turkey for the purpose 
of investigating the area for future conferences. 

"Kevin is a natural leader," said Robert Harris, director of alliance for 
conflict transformation. "When he comes into a room, his presence becomes 
not known because of anything specifically that he does, but because he walks 
in, graciously greets everyone with a smile and hello, and seeks to connect 
with people and help them in any way he can. He is a go-to person." 

Melton's go-get- 'em attitude held fast while he was in Turkey and he was 
able to successfiilly complete his job. To his advantage. Melton had a friend 
who lived in Turkey and took him around the city of Istanbul. His research 
resulted in Istanbul being chosen as the site for a new international 
conflict resolution-training program. 


As a result of his success in Turkey, Melton was invited to South Africa 
over the winter holiday to repeat the mission there. "If anybody needs 
an\thing, they can go to Kevin with the confidence that he will help them 
in any way he can, " said Harris who planned to use Melton's leadership 
skills more after he graduated. "I have the highest respect for Kevin and 
his commitment to helping make the world a better and safer place." 

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Taking a break on The Quad, senior 
Kevin Melton reflects on his upcoming 
presentation. Melton's dedication 
towards educating the University on 
ways to handle conflict and stress was 
an outstanding hobby. 
I Photo by Emily Dursa I 

Sheana E Pickard, Graphic Design; Sedona, AZ 
Deborah A. Plumley, Intenor Design; Richmond, VA 
Joshua R Porter, Poli. Science; Max Meadows, VA 
Katrina M Purcell, SMAD; Stafford, VA 
Kimberly L. Quesenberry, Theater; Roanoke, VA 
Tina L, Radin, SCOM; Kings Park, NY 


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SGA President Levar Stoney brings leadersliip to a new level 

As student body President, senior Levar Stoney played a big part in helping 
to make the school the best it could be. "I am a part of SGA because I love 
people and I love making a positive difference in their lives. . .my favorite 
thing about JMU is the people. I can walk anywhere on campus and 
receive a hello or a smile. Since day one I've never felt like a stranger on 
campus, and that is comforting," said Stoney. 

Stoney said that the role of student body president was to be, "responsible 
for relaying student concerns to the James Madison University administradon 
and serves as the chief executive officer of the SGA, overseeing all Student 
Government Association activities and inquiries. In addition, [he] presides 
as chairman ot the Executive Council." 

According to their mission statement, the Student Government Association 
worked as a whole to, "serve and represent the ideas, opinions and concerns 
of the student body." They managed to fiilfill their mission through working 
with the Board of Visitors to over turn the decision that eliminated the 
distribution of Emergency Contraceptive Pills from the Health Center. 

"The biggest accomplishment ot the year was our concluding efforts 
to overturn the Emergency Contraceptive Pill decision made by the ' 
Board of Visitors. Now any female student will have the ability to walk into 
their health center and retrieve this drug. We always saw this as a student 
service issue and to see it restored shows that the student opinion actually i 
matters," said Stoney. I 

Stoney added, "I would have to say my biggest accomplishment this year ( 
was my ability to see the ECP issue to its fruition. It took a strong resolve 
and patience to continue to stand up tor what you believe. I am just proud 
that I was able to stand with others to serve students when it counts. 
This is an issue that will be affecting the lives of students from years to come, 
so the impact, I would have to say, is immeasurable." 

Although Stoney spent a lot of time working with the SGA, it was not 

the only thing he was involved with on campus. "I am a double major 

in Public Administration and Political Science...! am also involved with 

College Democrats on-campus. I've always been a politically active person, 

and this organization provides an oudet for my views." 

Stoney said, "I've been involved with student 
government since I was in elementary school, and it 
has been something that has followed me all the way 
through college. It also provides an education that I 
cannot receive in the classroom. In some sense, I believe 
I'll be graduating with two degrees, one in academics 
and one in service. " 


Speaking on the new September 1 1th 

memorial at the College Center, senior 
Levar Stoney interviews with a local 
TV news station, Stoney had many 
responsibilities outside of campus, one 
of which was to communicate with the 

surrounding communities, 

/ Photo by Clare Burchard I 

Gary C, Ramos, Poll, Science: Annandale, VA 

Carolyn B. Ramsey, SCOM; Roanoke, VA 

Edward Reis, Interior Design; Mineola, NY 

Erin E, Reynolds, French; Sicklerville, NJ 

Morgan A. Riehl, SMAD; Falls Church, VA 

Sarah R, Ritchie, ISS; Fredericksburg, VA 





Doug A. Roberts, History; Sterling, VA 
Justin S, Robinson, Spanish; Virginia Beach, VA 
Wendy A. Rogers, Graphic Design; Falls Church, VA 
Dana M, Rosenblum, SMAD; Commack, NY 
Sara E. Ross, SMAD, Burke, VA 
Travis A. Rountree, English; Richmond, VA 

Jennifer L. Rubino, TSC; Clifton, VA 
Amanda K. Russell, SMAD; Hallwood, VA 
Krista A. Russo, Art Education; New Hope, PA 
Alaina K. Sadick, SCOM,; Yorktown, VA 
Zak M. Salih, English; Burke, VA 
Ryan M. Salvatore, Art; Vernon, CT 

■ Jicholas E. Sarli, History; Stafford, VA 
Gretchen M. Schaub, Sociology; Alexandria, VA 
Kathleen G. Schoelwer, Music Ed.; Arlington, VA 
Jared M. Schwartz, English; Wilmington, DE 
Sally A. Seibert, English; Richmond, VA 
Patrice Seko. Modern Foreign Lang., Yorktown, VA 

Dominique Semeraro, Anthropology; Medfield, MA 
Megan C. Sette, Poll. Science; Stamford, CT 
Stephanie W. Sgroi, SMAD; Roanoke, VA 
Allison C. Shaffer, Graphic Design; Fairfax, VA 
Sara M, Sharp, SCOM; Etters, PA 
Stephanie J. Sharpes, History; Penn Laird, VA 

Hayley J. Shaw, Interior Design; Forest, VA 
knstin N. Short, SMAD; Sterling, VA 
Kathenne E. Skiff, Anthropology; Alexandria, VA 
Lauren E. Slade, Poll. Science; Trumbull, CT 
Lindsay A. Smigelski, Music Ed.; Hagerstown, MD 
Shawn A. Sochaski, Poli. Science; Fair Laun, NJ 

Adam R. Southall; Anthropology; Louisa, VA 
Elizabeth L. Sparrow, SCOM; Virginia Beach, VA 
Joel H. Speasmaker, SMAD; Virginia Beach, VA 
Brandon S. Stacy, Theatre; Chesterfield, VA 
Jaclyn A. Stephenson, SMAD; Wyckoff, NJ 
Michael B. Sterlacci, SMAD; Annandale, VA 

Casey M. Sullivan, SMAD; McLean, VA 
Sheryl L. Swenson, English; Burke, VA 
Carrie M. Tagye, SCOM; Downingtown, PA 
Lisa A. Tawil, SCOM; Burke, VA 
Jessica L. Taylor, SMAD; Yorktown, VA 
Laura A. Teets, English; Wayne, PA 


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Jennifer A. Terrill, Art Education; Suffolk, VA 

Audrey C. Tfiomas, Music Ed.; Virginia Beach, VA 

Marcella P. Tingle, History; Winchester, VA 

William M. Tragert, SMAD; Damascus, MD 

Laura S. Trigger, SMAD; Fredericksburg, VA 

Melinda A. Tucker, Art; Mathews, VA 

Lindsay P. Turner, SMAD; McLean, VA 

Thomas H. Tyler, Anthropology; Middleburg, VA 

Lauren C. Unger, Studio Art; King George, VA 

Matthew G. Urena, SMAD; Washington, DC 

Sarah W. Vaughan, Histor/; Blue Ridge, VA 

Whitney M. Vergara, Poll. Science; Chester, VA 

Ryan K, Viands, Philosophy/Religion; Stanley, VA 

Jennifer K. Villone, SMAD; Medfield, MA 

Gavin C. Wade, SMAD; Waynesboro, VA 

Michael T. Wall, English; Raleigh, NC 

Jeffrey A, Ward, SMAD; Hillsborough, NJ 

Sean Wathen, SCOM; Oakton, VA 

Mary A. Watson, Studio Art; Mappsburg, VA 
Brittany T. White, Sociology; Montpelier, VA 
Matthew J. Whitten, Poll. Science; Mt, VA 
Calley R. Wiest, Sociology; Chesterfield, VA 
Ashley A. Williams, SCOM; Westerville, OH 
Drew Wilson, SMAD; Danville, VA 

Frenita J. Wilson, Music; Danville, VA 

Danielle R. Wonkovich, Art; Independence, OH 

Katie L. Wnght, SMAD; Henry, VA 

Sherry L. Wright, Sociology; Chesterfield, VA 

Nadine R Wu, Sociology; Dumfries, VA 

Oleg R Yagolnikov, Graphic Design; Harrisonburg, VA 

Julianne Zavacky, SMAD; Charlottesville, VA 
Dirk E. Zondag. Art; Princeton, NJ 




The Arboretum Labyrinth gives students Ufe-sized puzzle 

Hidden in berwccii tine trees of tlie Arboretum was an adventure waiting 
to ruse tiie minds of tliose wlio dared to enter. The labyrinth was built in 
the past year because of an interest that sparked Dr. Ronald Nelson. 

Nelson read a book entitled "Larry's Party" by Carol Shields that was 
about an ordinary man who visited a labyrinth and had a lite changing 
experience. Since then. Nelson began to collect everything he could find 
in regards to labyrinths and mazes. He began to read poetry and short 
stories about them to become an expert in the field. 

After studying the therapeutic structure, he came up with an idea to 
share the experience with the academic community. Arboretum Directors 
Dennis Whetzel, Vick Landis, Pat Kennedy, Ron Brown and Nelson 
gathered to find a perfect spot for a labyrinth. Together they found a 
wooded area in the Arboretum that would be the precise intimate setting 
for such an intriguing structure. 

After hauling rocks away and clearing trees from the area, the team was 
able to see the ground where the arrangement would be located. They used 
the Chartres Cathedral in France as a referral point in the construction 

of the Universin- labyrinth. "It feels good to have been part of a tradition 
that can be traced up to 4,500 years," Nelson said. 

People often asked about the difference between a labyrinth and a maze. 
Nelson explained that a labyrinth was a uni-cursal path that had one way 
in and one way out. Whereas, a maze was multi-cursal that involved making 
decisions. "A labyrinth has a sense of mystery. The center is the objective. 
It helps the person create a way to concentrate their energy on something," 
Nelson said. 

The mystery of the labvrinth let people get in touch with what was 
important in life. The first Sunday of each month, a group called Friends 
of the Labyrinth took a moment out of their day to walk the web. 
Somehow a sense of peace came over the people who took the journey on 
the path. According to Nelson, walking the labyrinth helped a hectic schedule 
and allowed time to think about life's goals. He recommended his students 
try walking the labyrinth as an activity to get them to focus. Nelson said, 
"I suggest that my students walk it out ot curiosity just to see what it is. It 
is dangerous to expect a lot. But, the goal is to get in touch with nature." 

I^ngela |y|organ 

Located in the Edith Carrier Arboretum, 
the man-made labyrinth is available for 
anyone to experience. Created by 
professor Ronald Nelson, the purpose 
of the Labyrinth was to intrigue and 
challenge, / Photo courtesy of 
Photography Servicesl 


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The College of Business offered its students a chance to get hands on 
experience through group projects. One group project that offered four 
students a chance to show off their skills was the second annual Goodman 
Accounting Challenge. 

Goodman & Company was a large public accounting firm based out of 
Norfolk, VA. According to the Collie of Business website, eight universities 
sent 1 1 teams to compete, and the Universit)''s team came home with the 
first place prize. The team consisted of Felix von Lepel, Jennifer Wange, 
Matthew Reddy, Teresa Hilliard, alternate Ben Hawkins and professor Sand}- 
Cereloa who acted as a chaperone. Each student brought back S250 and 
the University received S2,500. 

"The projea entailed working on cases here at JMU by doing research in 
the FASB statements and apphing this to real world scenarios and sending 
our answers to Goodman & Co. Then we were chosen as one of the top four 
schools that submitted the first set of cases and \\'ere in^•ited to come work 

on four more cases at Goodman offices. Again ue did research and answered 
the cases as if we would have done in the real business world," said 

VCange said, "I think that our team won because first and foremost 
we had a wonderfirl background of knowledge from JMU's accounting 
department. On top of that, our team realh- all enjoyed each other and we 
worked beautifulh' as a group to delegate and trust each other with answers 
and suppon. No doubt we couldnt have won without Cereola's willingness 
to feed and motivate us through it all." 

Students in the COB program also received hands on training through 
COB 300. "COB 300 is a block of 4 classes (marketing, management, 
finance and operations) that get into the core of the business world. In COB 
300 \'ou are assigned into a group of five to six of \'our fellow smdents and 
you come up with a business and layout a business plan, outlining all aspects 
of the business. Its pretr\' intense and a lot of fun. COB 300 is really the 
big project in the school," said junior Philip Smilev. 

The students left the Collie of Business with skills and 
experience that could take them into the real world. "As a 
business major, there are many fundamental methods 
and techniques that we learn in our classes, but that's 
to be expected with anv major Reallv in mv mind what 
separates business majors from other majors are our 
abilities to work in groups to get the job done. Since 
there are many different fields in the business world, we 
must learn to rely on each other's skills and talents to get 
the job done. Tying into that, there is an emphasis on 
the people skills needed to survive in the business 

w orid," said Smiley II shlcv uCclelland 

Gathering at a Hotel and Tourism 
Managennent theme dinner, the College 
Center Ballroom is transformed into the 
"Roanng 20's." Hotel and Tounsm 
Management was a Business major 
that promoted group projects and 
marketing experience. 
I Photo by All Johnston ] 

Stephanie A. Ackerman, Accounting: Alexandria, VA 

Alysha N. Akbar. Marketing: Great Falls, VA 

Doris Akpeme. Accounting; Severna Park, MD 

April A. Amendola. Marketing: Ridgefield, CT 

Laura E. Anderson, PUAD: Mechanicsville, VA 

Vanessa D. Araguas, Marketing: OIney, MD 




Emily A. Armitage, Accounting; McLean, VA 
Rebecca L. Arnold, Finance; Burden, NY 
Mark T. Bahnuk, Finance; Hackettstown, NJ 
Benjamin G. Baker, Marketing; Old Church, VA 
Sarah E. Barber, PUAD; Allentown, PA 
Sarah C. Baughan, HTM; Richmond, VA 

Julie E. Bender, Finance; Annandale, VA 
Ashley L. Berkhimer, HTM; Virginia Beach, VA 
Amanda B, Berman, Marketing; Richmond, VA 
Meredith L. Berwick, PUAD Woodstock, VA 
Elisabeth M. Bezares, Marketing; Amelia, VA 
Sara H. Black, HTM; Reston, VA 

Jaquan M. Bland, HTM; Boston, MA 
Lindsay N. Blankenship, PUAD; Bedford, VA 
Kevin J. Bower, Marketing; Westville, NJ 
Julia M, Boyle, Intl Business; Springfield, VA 
Patrick B. Bray, Public Administration; Fairfax, VA 
Madeline S. Breen, Marketing; Annandale, VA 

Andrew J, Brown, Business; Gloucester, VA 
Dominick Bruno, Finance; Melville, NY 
Adam C. Bryant, Accounting; Windsor, VA 
Lindsey M. Buck, Marketing; Jamestown, NY 
Glenn J, Bukowski, Economics; Eastport, NY 
Travis L. Campbell, Accounting; Stuarts Draft, VA 

Sara M. Capalbo, Marketing; Oak Hill, VA ' 

Megan G Carney, Economics; Midlothian, VA 
Carolyn E, Carpenter, Accounting; Oakland, MD 
Kevin A. Carrigan, HTM; Malvern, PA 
Rebecca L. Carter, PUAD; Arlington, VA 
Beth A. Cassidy, Marketing; Blue Bell, PA 

Julie Catoggio, HTM; Franklin Lakes, NJ 
Mark R. Caviness, Finance; Chesapeake, VA 
Brian M. Clark, Marketing; Reston, VA 
Matthew S. Coffey, Business Mgt; Fairfax, VA 
Bradley D. Connors, Marketing; Aurora, NY 
Cari V Converse, Marketing; Annandale, VA 

Clifton W. Copley, PUAD; Hampton, VA 
Gary E, Costanzo, Finance; Springfield, VA 
Jennifer L. Cox, Accounting; Fairfax, VA 
Benjamin C. Crawford, Marketing; Winchester, VA 
Rad C. Davenport, Bus. Admin.; Norfolk, VA 
Kathenne E. DeLuca, Finance; Wading River, NY 


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Megan K. DeVerna, PUAD; Speonk, NY 

Michelle L. DuBowy, Marketing; Potomac, MD 

Jason E. Dychus, HTM; Martinsville, NJ 

Noah S. Early, Economics: Mt, VA 

Paul C. Eaton, Accounting; Clifton, VA 

Thomas C. Evans, Finance; Cherry Hill, NJ 

Ryan J, Pagan, Management; Midlothian, VA 

Andrew A. Ferranti, MIS; Glen Rock, NJ 

Christopher N, Fewell, Marketing; Woodbridge, VA 

Tameka F Fitzgerald, PUAD; Virginia Beach, VA 

John D. Fogle, Management; Fort Valley, VA 
Jennie N. Frackenpohl, Accounting; Denville, NJ 

Catherine S, Francis, Management; Hampton, VA 

Shane B. Galie, Finance; Burke, VA 

Chris M. Gandia, IntI Business; New York, NY 

Julia L Gardella, Management; Burke, VA 

Jason A. Garrett, Accounting; Chesterfield, VA 

Kristal Garrett, IntI Business; Vienna, VA 

Jonathan D Glass, Marketing; Bel Air, MD 

Carrie T Gibson, Marketing; Glen Allen, VA 

Gregory J. Goldwater, Finance; Manassas, VA 

Kristin L. Goodine, IntI Affairs; Pembroke, MA 

Alicia R. Granados, Marketing, Richboro, PA 

Katherine M. Guss, Finance; Warrenton, VA 

Charlene R. Hall, PUAD; Chesapeake, VA 

Lauren E. Hall, MIS; Falls Church, VA 

Jennifer N. Hammel, Marketing; Herndon, VA 

James E, Harris IV, Finance; Sterling, VA 

Kristy N, Harville, Management; Danville, VA 

Timothy Hassard, Finance; Wayne, NJ 

Lindsay Haus, IntI Business; Wading River, NY 

Christopher R, Haynes, Oper, Mgt; Midlothian, VA 

Stephanie L. Hihn, Economics; Harrisburg, PA 

Teresa R. Hilliard, Accounting; Luray, VA 

Mark R. Hockman, Management; Lovettsville, VA 

Cara L, Homan, Finance; Moorefield, WV 

Michael W, Hong, Marketing; Ashburn, VA 

Elizabeth S, Hopkins, Finance; Marple, PA 

Jennifer J Hurst, Accounting; Leesburg, VA 

Suzy I. Husner, PUAD; Whittier, CA 

Michael A. Ingenito, PUAD; Hasbrouck Heigts, NJ 

Jennifer L. Jackson, Accounting; Springfield, VA 





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Senior MomanRiehl brings international photos to the Artful Dodger 

A picture could say a thousand words, but one of these might have left 
you speechless. Senior Morgan Riehl had a knack for captivating amazing 
moments with her photography. 

Riehl's love for photography began at a young age. "My dad taught me how- 
to use his old manual Canon when I was still in elementary school, but it 
wasn't until high school and college that 1 decided that it was something 
I wanted to pursue as a career." 

When Riehl came to the University, she decided that a major in Media 
Arts and Design with a concentration in Print Journalism would be just the 
ticket tor her to chase her professional goals. Besides taking classes, Riehl 
involved herself in many campus activities to expand not only her resume, 
but to fiilfill her need for creativity. As of junior year, she stayed busy working 
for the University Sports Media office, The Breeze and The Bluestone. Senior 
year she received the position of Photography Editor of The Bluestone. 

With constant photographing events, Riehl became recognizable. "I was 
out one night and some guy came up to me and said 'Hey! You're the photo 
chick!" she said. She added that she couldn't believe people could actually 
recognize her from all her work. 

With each picture, Riehl tried to depict something different and original. 
She said she did not try to emulate any other photographers work; she 
just tried to be herself and express her perspective. "Each situation calls 
for a different angle; If I am shooting travel, then the uniqueness of the 
place; a concert, the energy of the band and the audience; spons, the drive 
behind the athlete. My goal is to always look deeper than the first 
appearance," she said. "No matter how exciting or mundane my assignment 
may be, I try to put my perspective on the situation and express that 
through the picture." 

In December, Riehl scheduled a photography show at the Artful Dodger, 
the downtown coffee shop. "I knew they showed art, but it was my 
roommates idea that I pursue the opportunity," Riehl said. Her display 
was up from January 18''' through February 14'*'. There was a party for the 
opening of the exhibition for friends and others on January 19'''. 

"I try my best not to make plans, because with a medium like photography, 
you never know what door may open, and being willing to grab 
opportunity when it arrives is vital. " But, she said she had no real plan 
for the future and that didn't bother her. "I know that 111 continue to 
do what it takes to keep moving forward, wherever that may be. I just 
hope to share my experiences and share my perspective on the world. 1 
simply hope that my photograph)' creates some feeling within the viewer, 
if that be happiness of something beautiful, uneasiness at something 
disturbing, or perhaps just a desire to go travel and see what the world 
has to offer" If riSUll ChOlt 

Explaining her photography, senior 
Morgan Riehl shows off her work 
during her art opening at the Artful 
Dodger Riehl's photography was on 
display at the downtown coffee shop 
for a month. 
/ Photo by Alison Johnston I 

Tiffany D Jackson, PUAD; Ashland, VA 
Daniel M. Jensen, Marketing; Reston, VA 
Grace M. Joo, Marketing; Springfield, VA 
Kara L. Kammier, Finance; Oak Hill, VA 
Rebecca M. Karii, Economics; Lebanon, PA 
Melissa L, Kelly, IntI Business; Mililani, HI 


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"Singing has always been what 1 wanted to do. I just loved being on stage 
and pouring my heart out," said senior Marketing major, Mia Jones. 

Jones claimed that being a singer/songwriter star had always been her 
passion. "I would always look at singers on TV and at concerts and wish it 
were me. I always thought, hey, I could do that too, just give me that 
opportunit)'," she said. 

Her singing career began when she entered and won a talent show at 
summer camp when she was 12 years old. "That's when 1 thought, hey 
that was really fun!" Jones said. She added that before then, she never 
even knew she had a voice. "I remember my mom singing to me when 1 
was little and thinking she had a pretty voice, so Fm thinking that's 
where I might have gotten the bug," she said. 

Jones began her local fame by singing at Alston's Pub, entering into contests 
and opening for other country singers at the local bar. These singers included 
Blake Shelton, Jamie O'Neal, Deirks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne. Also, in 
late December Jones did a tour-hour set with her band. "1 love going to 
Alston's because the people are great, and although it's not a huge place 
and sometimes there aren't that many people there, it is a great place to 
work at being a good entertainer," she said. 

The experience at Alston's led Jones to win the contest to open tor the 
University's own alum, country sensation Phil Vassar. Jones said, "I had 
wanted to meet him since I found out he went to JMU. I just think he 
is such a tremendous talent and person, and when I heard they were having 
a contest (because all my friends kept telling me about it) 1 decided I would 
give it a tr\', just to meet him." Even though nerves took over, her 
performance for the contest won the judges over. "I guess since Phil is 
country and I was too, that's why they chose me. There were some 
amazing people that tried out, so the competition was definitely stiff." 

Singing, "Jealousy" by Natalie 

Merchant, senior Mia Jones performs 

at the Convocation Center. Jones won a 

contest at Alston's Pub in order to open 

for Phil Vassar. 

/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Kimberly A. Kettig, Business; Toms River, NJ 

Carol A. Kidd, Marketing; Chesapeake, VA 

Lauren M. Kinelski, Marketing; Weston, CT 

Lisa M. Kirk, Marketing; Andover. NJ 

Jennifer A. Kissel, IntI Affairs; Springfield, VA 

Joseph S. Kistner, Marketing Educ; Chester, VA 

"Opening tor Phil was so surreal! I don't think I have ever felt so giddy 
and nervous. Phil was so nice and complementing that it just kinda made 
me feel a bit more comfortable," she said. At her University debut, Jones 
performed songs by several other artists and even some of her own, which 
were all vet)' crowd appealing. 

"1 have the best support system in the world," Jones said about the people 
who stand behind her. She said that her family, old and new roommates 
and friends are so honest with her that it helps her to become a stronger 
singer. "I think that knowing that they are behind me, no matter how 
bad 1 mess up a song or something like that, because they do tell me, 
just lets me be myselt on stage and do the best I can. Knowing that they 
are genuinely honest and caring is all I can ask for." 

lones planned on graduating and then moving to Nashville. There, she 
planned to find a full-time job to support her and write and sing on the 
side. "My ultimate goal is to sing, but I need some money to sur\'ive too. 
1 think I m going to give myself a few years, and if its not what 1 want 
to do after that then I'll leave, but as long as I feel like I'm getting somewhere 
or that 1 can write songs that people love to sing, then 111 stay." 

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Lynette T. Kleiza, PUAD; Long Valley, NJ 
Mark S. Kolodziej, Finance: Pennington, NJ 
Laura J. Kurasiewicz, Business; Morris Plains, NJ 
Lisa K. Kussmann, PUAD; Reston, VA 
Kerrie L. laFleur, Finance; Chester, NJ 
Colleen R. LaMotte, Marketing; Woodbridge, CT 

Maureen F Lanigan, Accounting; Brookeville, MD 
Traci A. Lanman, Accounting; Silver Spring, MD 
Bryan C. LeBaron. Bus. Admin ; Shrewsbury, NJ 
James W. Lee, IntI Business; Burke, VA 
Brian J. Lefton, Management; Virginia Beach, VA 
Chris S. Lilly, Management; Harnsburg, PA 

Derek J, Litchfield, Inti Relations; Manassas, VA 
Stanley C. Lorek, Finance; Rockville, MD 
Denise R. Machonis, Finance; Fredericksburg, VA 
Anna Catherine Maggi, IntI Bus.; New York, NY 
Kern M Mangin, MIS; Long Island, NY 
Ryan R Mannion, Marketing, NJ 

Nedda H. Mansy, Management; Great Falls, VA 
Natasha L. Marsh, PUAD; Gloucester, VA 
Kimm Mason, Accounting; Ellicott City, MD 
Vincent P Mazzurco, Accounting; Selden, NY 
Michelle McDaniel, Accounting; King George, VA 
Michael M. McGoff, Finance; East Greenwich, Rl 

Nicole S. Messenger, Accounting; Fairfax, VA 
Valeda E. Michael, Finance; Harrisonburg, VA 
Casey A, Mills, Marketing; Culpepper, VA 
Justin M. Minor, Management; Bealeton, VA 
Evangelia Moniodis, Accounting; Perry Hall, MD 
Tamara K. Monroe, Office Syst Mgt; Troy, VA 

Katherine E. Mooney, Marketing; Annandale, VA 
Lauren A. Moore, Management; Boones Mill, VA 
Lisa A. Nadeau, PUAD; Leesburg, VA 
Meagan A. Nicholas, Marketing; West Point, PA 
Jean M. Norman, Finance; Goochland, VA 
Kathleen G. O'Neill, IntI Business; Annandale, VA 

Kathn/n E. O'Neill, Marketing; McLean, VA 
Lauren J. Olsen, Marketing; Smithtown, NY 
Emily G. Orrell, Marketing; Bowie, MD 
Amanda M. Paoletti, Finance; Charlottesville. VA 
Lindsay A. Paradis, HTM; Avon, CT 
Joseph S. Pellicane, Marketing; Goochland, VA 


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Jason R. Peterson, Marketing: Downingtown, PA 

Kristin L. Phillips, IntI Business; Chesapeal<e, VA 

Carolyn F. Pugliese, IntI Affairs; Rockville, MD 

Jessica A. Quinn, Finance; East Lyme, CT 

Matthew S. Quinn, Marketing; Mt, NJ 

Brian T Rainey, Accounting; Vienna, VA 

James M. Rapp, Marketing; Arlington, VA 

Erick R. Rawlings, Economics; Springfield, VA 

Alison M. Rens, MIS; Centreville, VA 

Steven G. Ritter, Accounting; Vienna, VA 

Christopher D, Robinson, PUAD, Centreville, VA 

Sara Rogers, MIS; Centreville, VA 

Monica E. Rohrs, Marketing; Stillwater, OK 

David R. Rose, Operations Mgt; Oswego, NY 

Zachary S. Rosenoff, Economics; Roanoke, VA 

Claudia M. Saenz, Finance; Potomac Falls ,VA 

Julie E. Saholsky, HTM; Spnngfield, VA 

Halleluya Samuel, IntI Affairs; Springfield, VA 

Jams Michelle San Juan, Economics; Springfield, VA 

Jaclyn K. Sanders, Marketing; Scotch Plains, NJ 

Erin M, Santanello, Finance; Brick, NJ 

Kathryn L. Schiele, IntI Affairs; Flanders, NJ 

Andrew D. Schroeder, Management; Fairfax, VA 

Lauren B. Schuman, Marketing; Cape Elizabeth, ME 

Patrick A. Schwartz, Accounting; Virginia Beach, VA 

Chad M. Seibert, Accounting; Midlothian, VA 

Lauren A, Seplow, HTM; Springfield, VA 

Craig M. Shackelford, Managment; Herndon, VA 

Syed M. Shah, IBS; Punjab Pakistan 

Ryan K. Shannon, Quantitative Fin.; Sugarloaf, PA 

Jennifer E. Shine, IntI Affairs; Pittsburgh, PA 

Steven J. Siclari, Accounting; Annandale, VA 

Lindsay E. Simpson, Accounting; Chesapeake, VA 

Katherine M, Sioss, Marketing; Miller Place, NY 

William M. Skirvin, PUAD; Coconut Creek, FL 

Lindsay S. Smith, Marketing; Virginia Beach, VA 

Victoria E. Smith, Finance; Scotch Plains, NJ 

Richard C. Spatola, Marketing; Wantagh, NY 

James J. Specht, Jr, Finance; Morristown, NJ 

Amanda I. Springer, Accounting; Edinburg, VA 

LaTonya R. Stanard, Business; Spotsylvania, VA 

Craig A. Stauffer, Finance; Fairfax, VA 





The girls of the Shiloh hcm^bring Christianity and fun together 

Shiloh house had been vacant for 10 years before nine girls made it 
their home. The day she first saw it, junior Kimberly Jones, one of the nine, 
called the house, "...the ugliest house I've ever seen. ..I'm not living there." 
When the landlord promised to fix up the house for them though, complete 
with new bathrooms, kitchens, front porch, and washer and dyer, the deal 
was closed. The ladies even got to pick the colors tor the rooms in their 
new house. Jones said, "It's been fun to see it transformed. Everyone comes 
over and says 'This is the coolest house ever!" 

But, why the name Shiloh? Nine girls lived in the house, all of which were 
Christians. They named the house after Samuel 3:21 that said, "The Lord 
continued to appear at Shiloh and there he revealed himself to Samuel 
through his word. " Jones said, "We wanted the house to be a place that 
honored God and where people could be ministered to." 

With a newly renovated and named house, the ladies moved in. The house 
was made up ot two apartments, each with a living room, bath and kitchen, 
but that did not stop the Shiloh girls from coming together. House dinners 

were planned once a week where two housemates volunteered to buy 
the tood and cook. WTien school was cancelled, they had breakfast together. 
Both dining experiences served several purposes. Junior Emily Cook said, 
"It's been fiin to have eight other people there to talk to, cry, tell whatever." 
When Hurricane Isabel hit, someone had forgotten to put the windows 
down. Senior Ginger Pettengill's room flooded and the water flowed down 
through sophomore Meghan Vancover's closet. The Shiloh girls used 
every towel in the house to soak up the rivers of water and while it was 
frustrating at the time, the experience was a great stor)' to tell others. 
The girls also babysat the maintenance man's daughter when they found 
out he was a single dad trying to raise a two-year old by himself An 
Australian friend of junior Sara Iverson lived in the house with the girls 
over her summer break. Sophomore Keri Steckman, a Shiloh resident, said, 
"I transferred this year and it's been helpfiil living here. There's always 
someone to talk to and ask questions to." 
The Shiloh girls varied from quiet to boisterous and from sophomores 
to seniors. Junior Marie Acosta was known to sing 
karaoke in her room and each of the other girls had a 
guitar except Vancover. Pettengill said, "I love how 
different everyone is. Everyone brings a different 
flavor to the house, but we mesh well." Vancover 
added, "My favorite thing is that we're all different 
ages and the extreme of each others personalit}', but we 
know each other so well." Jones said, "It's been the 
highlight of mv IMU experience. " 

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Eating dinner, members of the Shiloh 
house gather for their weekly house 
dinner. Seniors Ginger Pettengill, Gail 
Decker, juniors Kimberly Jones, Kristin 
Lewis, Emily Cook, Sara-Beth Iverson, 
Marie Acosta, sophomores Maghan 
Vanover, Kan Steckman occupied the 
two-apartment house on East Market 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward! 

Jessica S. Steinhoff, Finance; Oak Hill, VA 
Daniel N. Stoltzfus, Accounting; Wyomissing, PA 
Lindsay M. Sweet, Accounting; Fairfax, VA 
Justin S. Swietlik, Finance; Fairfax, VA 
Chelsea L. Taylor, Finance; Glen Allen, VA 
Joshua W. Taylor, Marketing; Marriottsbille, MD 


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Harrisonburg EMTs donate their time and passion to help others 

Imagine an emergency situation; being trapped in a car after a horrible 
car wreck, or being in need of lite support after suffering a stroke. Imagine 
having to rescue someone who had just overdosed on sleeping pills or an 
elderly person who was unable to move because they had fallen. These are 
just some of the situations that the student volunteers of the Harrisonburg 
Rescue Squad encountered. 

College students consisted of 70 percent of the squad. These students 
volunteered their time to receive the benefit of helping out in the community. 
Some of the situations that these students encountered were overwhelming, 
but they stayed devoted to their volunteer work. The Rescue Squad 
required members to run a minimum of five shifts a month and attend 
business and training meetings. Each member was responsible for filling 
a shift in which an Emergenc)' Trained Medic driver was needed in order to 
assist the less experienced members, and a crew leader was present to 
answer emergency calls. Crew leaders were the most highly trained 
experienced providers on an ambulance, followed b\' was the Emergenc)' 
Medical Technician-Basic, then the EMT paramedic. 

Restitution for the students did not come in the form of money, but came 
by the satisfaction they gained by saving another person's life. This reward 
was truly invaluable. Student volunteer, senior Brian LaTuga said that his 
biggest reward was the gratitude shown to him by the people who had been 
in a life-threatening situation. LaTuga said, "I think the one thing that can 
keep you hooked on helping people in emergencies or who are trapped in 
their car is your patient seeing you later and saying 'thank you. ' 

Even though students were volunteer members, they were trained the same 
as paid employees within the profession. Students who volunteered at 
the rescue squad received massive amoimts of training to be qualified as a 
member. Some of their duties involved being the secretary. Lieutenant 
44, a member of the board of directors, crew leader or a driver. 

Sarah Putnam, a senior Nursing major, planned to further her work in a 
Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit. She explained how the squad helped her 
to gain the experience needed to reach her goals. "1 will definitely become 
a better nurse because of my experiences on the squad. The squad has nor 
only helped me get through school just because of the medical knowledge 
that I need, but it has really helped me develop communication and 
assessment skills for all types of people of all ages." 

LaTuga explained how the people that he worked with on the rescue 
squad and the patients that he helped kept him involved and appreciative. 
He said, "You see a lot of depressing situations that people live in and a 
lot of people that are just so far out of your imagination that you realize 
how much you actually have."' 

The simple thought of tr\'ing to be in a position of saving another's life 
could be overwhelming. Senior Alison Crawley said, "When vou are in 
the situation and your adrenaline takes over." 

The time commitment varied from person to person. Somehow these 
students managed to balance their school work and still able to find time 
to volunteer to help at the squad. Crawley said she managed to take on five 
duties per month, work a part time job and was able to be a fitll time smdent. 
She said, "You must sacrifice your sleep." She added that the payoff was 
worth every minute. 

The Harrisonburg Rescue Squad became a family to those who were 
members. They all tried their best to look out for each other's best interest 
whether or not they were students. Unified with the squad by Good 
Samaritan goals LaTuga said, "I feel like I can go to almost anybody in the 
squad and talk to them about anything in confidence. We will cook for each 
other, help each other with school work, and just about everything you coiJd 
imagine happening in a family situation will happen at the squad." 

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Jonathan P. Teichnnann, Finance: Huntington, NY 
Melissa L. Tenenini, Marketing; Pittsburgh, PA 
Daniel B. Thompson, Marketing: Dix Hills, NY 
Janelle D. Tracy, Marketing: Newtown, CT 
Lauren L Tramonte, Accounting: Kings Park, NY 
Cassandra B. Vaerewyck, PUAD.: Virginia Beach, VA 

Amy L, Wagner, Marketing: Alexandria, VA 
Andrea L. Walker, Accounting: Richboro, PA 
W. Darrick Wickre, Jr. Mgment; Virginia Beach, VA 
Elizabeth S. Wile, Marketing: Herndon, VA 
John L Wilkes, Marketing: Gaithersburg, MD 
Jeffrey L Williams, Marketing: Suffolk, VA 

Charmaine L. Wingfield, Marketing: Dinwiddie, VA 
Diana M. Wood, Marketing: Herndon, VA 
Becki M. Wronko, Marketing; Little Falls, NJ 
Scott W. Wueschinski, Economics: Springfield, PA 
Yoshiko Yasuda, Accounting; Fort Lee, NJ 

Loading in a stretcher, sophomore 

Whitney Morns and freshman Danielle 

Budzius practice real life situations. 

Emergency Medical Technicians were 

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Fastening the backboard straps 
together, senior Brian LaTuga makes 
sure they are secure in case of a real 
emergency. The University offered a 
class for interested participants to 
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They said the world was a stage, and for seniors in the College of Education, 
this became a well-known truth as they were sent out into their future 
field as student teachers. "Student teaching was the culminating experience 
in the teacher licensure program," said Dr. Martha Ross, coordinator of the 
Early Childhood Education program. "It allowed candidates to fijlly integrate 
their knowledge of children and content, effective teaching strategies, 
assessment and reflection to move from the student role to that of an 
independent professional." 

The students were placed in local city and county schools throughout 
the Valley. Although the majority completed their placements locally, 
some students taught in approved regions such as the Fairfax, Richmond 
or Tidewater areas. For most programs, students completed 16 weeks of 
student teaching in two different placements. "For example, early and 
middle education candidates would work with two different grade levels 
and special education candidates would work with two types of special 
needs," said Ross. In addition, a few students were accepted to student 
teach abroad in Bristol, England and Rome, Italy. 

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Once in the classroom, the student teacher essentially became the second 
teacher in the classroom. Senior Candace Fletcher, a student teacher placed 
in the third grade at Shenandoah Elementary in Page County, said, "When 
1 first started student teaching, I would teach one or two lessons a day. 
Throughout the rest of my student teaching, I gradually took over the 
responsibilities ot the teacher." Along with the classroom experience, the 
students participated in a seminar as well. "The seminar helped with job 
interviews, placements and things such as that," said Fletcher. 

Students in the College of Education were not simply thrown into the 
classroom for their student teaching experience. Throughout previous 
semesters, students participated in several practicum settings in various 
grade levels to gain experience in a classroom setting and maximize their 
time as student teachers. "Because of the number of practicum experiences 
that students have before student teaching they are very familiar with the 
classroom," said Ross. "However, student teaching is another full semester 
of coursework. So over the course of the semester, students had the 
opportunity to integrate their knowledge and demonstrate that they were 
ready for their own classroom with continued support ot 
a University supervisor and mentor teacher." 

Although Fletcher said she felt adequately prepared 
lor her student teaching experience, she acknowledged 
that she still had a lot to learn, and student teaching 
did just that. "It was such an impottant experience 
because I really got to experience exactly the things that 
a teacher does. I was nervous at first, but very excited and 
it was a lot of fun. I learned more from my student 
teaching experience than I did in any classroom." 

I eanne Qhambers 

Student teaching In Page County, 
senior Candace Fletcher works in a third 
grade classroom. The College of 
Education prepared prospective 
teachers through student teaching and 
volunteering in counties covering the 
entire Valley. 
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Erin E. Bennett, IDLS; Springfield, VA 

Chen/I R. Bishop, IDLS: Portsmouth, NH 

Leigh D. Buckley, IDLS; Farmington, CT 

Meghan C. Callahan, IDLS; Fairfax, VA 

Rebecca J. Carpluk, IDLS; Long Valley, NJ 

Vicky H. Chen, IDLS; Fairfax, VA 




Laura Lee Couch, IDLS; Potomac Falls, VA 
Scott Cummings, IDLS ; Fairfarx, VA 
Amanda G, Dean, IDLS: Forest, VA 
Mary Elizabeth Deery, IDLS; Hockessin, DE 
Benjamin J. Denton, IDLS; Richmond, VA 
Melissa A. Dussault, IDLS; Virginia Beach, VA 

Tiffany A. Ferguson, IDLS; Warrenton, VA 
Erin A. Fitzgerald, IDLS; Locust Valley, NY 
Candace P. Fletcher, IDLS; Mechanicsville, VA 
Knsten C. Foster, IDLS; Richmond, VA 
Katharine A. Franey, IDLS; Rockville, MD 
Alicia L. Franz, IDLS; Sterling, VA 

Brenda J. Goodman, IDLS; Potomac Falls, VA 
Amanda M. Gray, IDLS; Sterling, VA 
Amy E. Hammaker, IDLS; Virginia Beach, VA 
Lindsey M. Hayes, IDLS; Chester, VA 
Keisha B, Helsley, IDLS; Mount Jackson, VA 
Matthew R. Herman, IDLS; Bethesda, MD 

Virginia L. Johnston, IDLS; Winchester, VA 
Colette Kemler, IDLS; Virginia Beach, VA 
Dawn M, Kessler, IDLS: Front Royal, VA 
Kristen E. Kindley, IDLS; Fairfax, VA 
Kathleen M. Kingsley, IDLS; Vienna, VA 
Knstin L. Kroll, IDLS; Springfield, VA 

Nicole D. Lamberson, IDLS: Mechanicsville, VA 
Maya G. Lawrence, IDLS; Burke, VA 
Emily R. Likins, IDLS; Orange, VA 
Jenny L. Logan, IDLS; Woodbridge, VA 
Leslie F McDonald, IDLS; Fairfax, VA 
Shawn M. McKinney, IDLS; Alexandria, VA 

Susanne R. Mead, IDLS: Ridgewood, NJ 
Morgan T. Mirabile, IDLS; Virginia Beach, VA 
Jennifer R. Redmore, IDLS; South Orange, NJ 
Laurie M. Sawyer, IDLS; Chesapeake, VA 
Candace E. Scearce, IDLS; Danville, VA 
Amber J. Shingler, IDLS: Hagerstown, MD 

Rheannon N. Sorrells, IDLS; Front Royal, VA 
Katie E, Sprinkel, IDLS; Harrisonburg, VA 
Cristy N. Thompson, IDLS; Harrisonburg, VA 
Tara M. Voipe, IDLS; Fredericksburg, VA 
Jennifer R. Wutka, IDLS; Camden, DE 
Debra L. Zapf, IDLS; Smithtown, NY 


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While many students spent their days scampering between classes, waiung 
in line for parking spaces and counting the hours before their next meal, 
senior Health Sciences major Laura Schreffler was helping to change the 
world through hands-on occupadonal theiapy fieldwork. 

Schreffler wanted to be an occupational therapist and knew that in order 
to be good, she had to put in the necessary experiential learning hours. 
By her senior vear, she had alread\' completed a fieldwork study at Johnston 
Willis Hospital in Richmond where she worked with in-patient adult and 
elderly rehabilitation. Yet she wanted to learn more. 

During Spring Semester of her senior year, Schreffler committed herself to 
long davs of working with children who had disabilities in the Augusta 
Count)' school system. "I worked with children of many disabilities to help 
them gain access to their educadon," Schreffler said. "This included working 
on children's handwriting, attention, positioning and working with fme 
motor skills. 

Occupational Therapy, according to the American Occupational Therapy 
Association, "is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence 
in all facets of their lives. It gives people the skills tor the job ot living 
necessary for independent and satisfying lives." 

Schreffler chose a career of Occupational Therapy because she wanted to 
feel that she "was making a difference and a positive impact on people's lives 
everyday," she said. 

Schreffler thanked her fieldwork experience for her knowledge in dealing 
with a broad range of patient issues, from children's disabilities to helping 
patients whose mobility' had been restricted due to respirator)' disease, 
spinal cord injur)', surgery, mental retardation and learning disabilities. 

"Most importandy," Schreffler said of her fieldwork experiences, "[1] learned 
how to develop patient rapport and interaa with patients to achieve effective 
treatments. 1 learned how to treat patients holistically and look at how 
their diagnosis affected their ability to function in everyday life." 
Furthermore, she said, "I learned how to teach individuals to regain 
function or compensate for the function they had lost because of their injury 
or illness." 

Occupational Therapy, Schreffler said, "is a field in the medical profession 
that truly makes a positive impact on patient's lives... these people [with 
injuries or disabilities] are able to care for themselves in many ways and 
should be offered the opportunity to do so." With a passionate therapist 
like Schreffler, help for those who needed it was on the way. 

Spilling out of class, students decend 
down the numerous steps of ISAT, Tfie 
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Amy E. Accetlola, Nursing; Chesapeake, VA 

Shannon E. Ahern, Nursing: Roanoke, VA 

Sarah J. Aherne, ISAT; Hamilton Square, NJ 

Mary E. Albert, Dietetics; Timberville, VA 

John A. Alger, Comp. Sci.; Baltimore, MD 

Jacqueline L. Allen, Psychology; Virginia Beach, VA 




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Kristen M, Altobello, CIS; Woodbridge, VA 
Stephen E. Ames, ISAT; Hagerstown, MD 
Sarina M, Anch, Psychology; Ashburn, VA 
Gregory M Asma, CIS; Burke, VA 
Kelly R, Ballard, ISAT; Roanoke, VA 
Lindsay A. Barnett, Psychology; Clifton, VA 

Eric D, Bartel, Comp. Scl.; Lancaster, PA 
Alexis M. Bateman, Health Sci,; Norfolk, VA 
Tina L. Battuello, Health Sci.; OT; Warrenton, VA 
Mary S, Beall, Psychology; Midlothian, VA 
Jennifer A, Bednarz, Psychology; Orange, CT 
Christine A. Beichert, Psychology; Mahopac. NY 

Nicole C, Beil, Health Sci.; Grafton. VA 
Katherine E, Billman, Nursing; Dumfries, VA 
Amanda M. Bivins, CSD; Lorton, VA 
Erin E. Blevins, CSD; Herndon, VA 
Michael S. Bobbin, CIS; Sterling, VA 
Kelley G. Boom, Health Sci.; Woodbridge, VA 

Max P Borges, ISAT Falls Church, VA 
Channa R. Bradley, Psychology; Staunton, VA 
Lindsay A. Brannan, Psychology, Middletown, MD 
Brandon S. Bridges, CIS; Richmond, VA 
Stacey E. Brock, CSD; Herndon, VA 
Steven E. Broglie, Kinesiology; Mt, NY 

Diana L. Brookes, Health Sci.; Mechanicsville, VA 
Carolyn P Brophy, CSD; Ridgewood, NJ 
Cherie M. Brown, Nursing; Clifton Forge, VA 
Emily C Brown, Psychology; McLean, VA 
Karen B. Brown. Health Sci.; West Point, VA 
Mary S Brown, Nursing; Lynchburg, VA 

Michael L. Brown, Social Work; Verona, VA 
Rebecca A. Brown, Nursing; Springfield, VA 
Matthew J. Brownlee, Kinesiology; Sterling, VA 
Andrew J. Bruno, CIS; Herndon, VA 
Jessica S. Bryant, Recreation; Shipman, VA 
Enn L Bullock, CIS; Oak Hill, VA 

Jamie E. Burt, Health Sci.; Felton, DE 
Heather Byrne, CIS; Herndon, VA 
Sean D. Calihan, Psychology; Farmville, VA 
Megan L. Capasso, Psychology; Woodcliff Lake, N^ 
J Matthew J. Carey, Comp. Sci.; Roanoke, VA 
V Laura B. Carleton, Psychology; Lynchburg, VA 


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Michael S. Carter, CIS; Richmond, VA 

Lauren A. Castellano, Health Sci.; Selden, NY 

Kari M. Cerminaro, Health Sci.; Pottstown, PA 

Kathryn S. Chaffin, CSD; Lynchburg, VA 

Kristen M. Chhinn, CIS; Alexandria, VA 

Gregory S. Chin, CIS: Oak Hill, VA 

Seohe Choi, CIS; Seoul, Korea 

Nicole Chung, Comp. Sci. Potomac Falls, VA 

Susannah J. Clifford, Psychology; Herndon, VA 

Brandon M. Cline, Comp. Sci.; Staunton, VA 

Leovino V. Clomera, Jr, Health Sci.; Falls Church, VA 

Erin R. Close, Psychology; Mechanicsville, VA 

Michael J. Collins, Comp. Sci.; Herndon, VA 

Kathy E. Compton, ISAT; Burke, VA 

Rachele A. Contreras, Psychology; Roanoke, VA 

KerriAnne Corbett, Psychology; Floral Park, NY 

Caitlin V. Corcoran, Psychology; Alexandria, VA 

Amanda J. Cordell, CSD; Alexandria, VA 

Jennifer L Costello, Psychology; Midlothian, VA 

Jason R. Cozzens, CIS; Hampton, VA 

Sarah J. Crossman, CSD; Madison, VA 

Lauren M. Culin, Psychology; Fairfax, VA 

Erin E. Cundiff, Psychology; Springfield, VA 

Sarah A. Cunningham, Nursing; Appomattox, VA 

Erin T Davidson, Health Sci.; Morris Plains, NJ 

Christine E. Davis, Nursing; Locust Grove, VA 

Joshua R. Davis, CIS; Suffolk, VA 

Kelly E. Davis, CSD; Chester, VA 

Lauren J. DeTreville, Kinesiology; Richmond, VA 

Kristin J. DiCanzio, Psychology; West Chester, PA 

Thomas E. DiCarlo, ISAT; Roanoke, VA 

Melissa A. Diffley, Social Work; Miller Place, N^ 

Jennifer E. Dorf, Psychology; Briarcliff Manor, NY 

Allison C. Downing, CSD; Owings Mills, MD 

Jon P. Draskovic, GIS; Trumbull, CT 

Kenneth C. Drury, Sport Mgt; Millersville, MD 

Gate F. Duncan, Psychology; Reston, VA 

Erika L. Eaton, ISAT; Parkton, MD 

Timothy J. Eberts, Comp. Sci.; Sellersville, PA 

Ricardo H. Echalar, Health Sci.; Arlington, VA 

Eliana S. Elliott, Health Sci.; Millers Tavern, VA 

Adam Enatsky, ISAT; McLean, VA 



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Some said one photograph could tell more of a story than an entire 
novel. It could share a feeling that mere words could not elaborate. It 
could inspire emotion that no amount of words ever could. It could be 
the cathartic connection that some spent a lifetime searching for. Senior 
Chris Labzda knew ot a photograph's power and intended to share the 
stories of his world with others through his photography. 

Labzda, who had been taking pictures since he was twelve, never left 
his home without his camera strapped to his side. "You curse yourself 
when you dont have your camera and you see something," he said. 

As Labzda ventured through his days, he was keenly aware of the 
environment around him — always with one hand on his camera — ready 
to grab it at a moments notice in order to snap a picture of "little quirky 
things" that came across his path. 

To Labzda, taking a photograph was a product of pure kismet; it had 
more to do with the elements around him than it did with himself 
"The world dictates what you take a picture of" Labzda said. "I come in 
when the time and light is right." Labzda observed all things around 
him, trom landscapes to social commentarv and had even traveled to 
far-olf places to take photos. 

Labzda spent three months in London his junior year, taking photos 
of the city and surrounding areas. He also photographed Austria, 
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica and many parts of the United States. 
While he did not have a favorite genre to photograph, Labzda admitted 
to taking delight in photographing fellow surfers as they dared the waves. 

After graduation, Labzda planned to study photography and spend 
time traveling around the world taking photos. He was working towards 
obtaining a grant to travel and take photographs on a tramp steamer in 
the South Pacific. 

In addition, Labzda had been oflered a position working with the 
British Intelligence Agency in Israel, where he would take photographs 
alongside existing British Intelligence Personnel. 

During his senior year, Labzda spent much time applying to art schools 
and writing grant proposals so that he could travel the world taking 
pictures when he graduated. "I would really like to go to Asia soon too." 

He was esteemed in the photography department by his peers and his 
professors as a student who was "very concerned with process," said 
photography professor Corinne Diop. "His careful use of the camera 
and darkroom transforms everyday places and events into images with a 
surreal quality. Labzda's work is not formulaic, but rather, shows a 
responsiveness to what he observes." 

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One of senior Chns Labzda's 
photographs, this is an example 
of his many respective styles. 
Labzda had a motto that to leave 
home without his camera would 
be to curse himself. 
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Melissa A. Enderly, Psychology; Virginia Beach, VA 
Sarah B, Esperanza, Nursing; Newport News, VA 
Ann E. Espinoza, Dietetics; Scotch Plains, NJ 
Matthew D. Eubank, Health Sci.; Newark, DE 
Brian J. Fanale, Kinesiology; Glastonburv, CT 
Meaghen Fenton, CSD; Fairfax, VA 


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Warner emphasizes determination in all students 

"I have a passion for teaching." Dr. Mark Warner, senior vice president of 
student affairs and a professor in health science said. Warner taught a course 
called "Leadership in Health" that was specifically directed at seniors who 
would need certain skills to survive in the workforce. He expressed his love 
for seeing students learn and grow in and outside the classroom. Warner said, 
"I want to teach these students leadership skills in the work world through 
the use of practical skills such as learning how to communicate, using their 
integrit}', learning how to work with a team and how to execute decision- 
making skills. These are life long lessons that I try to instill in my students." 

When students were about to leave college to enter the workforce, they 
found themselves turning to Warner's class to guide them. Senior Carrie 
Tagye said, "Dr. Warner takes his own thoughts, experiences and other 
teachings that he has had and molds them into one. The lessons he teaches 
are really interesting. Leadership is definitely not born in someone, it is 
learned and Dr. Warner brings out the leadership potential that we each have 
and it makes us see it in ourselves, so that we become better leaders. " 

"People discover their own unique leadership abilities," said Warner. 
After extensive research on what followers expected from leaders, Warner 
added the four characteristics of a great leader to his persona as a teacher 
and a role model. These characteristics were: "integrity, confidence, forward 
oudook on life and inspiration." Each day in class, Warner fulfilled all of these 
characteristics and more. 

Warner began his leadership role by first serving the University as a Resident 
Advisor during his term at the University. During that time he went to 
workshops, conferences, and read books on leadership and learning skills to 
enhance his abilities. He was also a writer for "Executive Excellence," 
which was a journal that focused on self-esteem and life transition skills. 
Those skills guided him to write his book, "The Complete Idiot's 
Guide to Enhancing Self- Esteem," which was published in 1999 and sold 
various copies. 

Warner instilled leadership traits by being honest with his students about 
how he was not perfea, but did his best at obtaining perfection. Tagye said 
that Warner was the ideal teacher, "As a leader I think he is the exploratory 

Daniel J. Finn, ISAT; Charlottesville, VA 

Stuart M, Fischer, Comp, Sci ; Warrenton, VA 

Enn M. Fieenor, CSD; Bnstol, VA 

Kristin B. Fortner, Health Sci.; Doylestown, PA 

Jill E. Fowler, Dietetics; Mechanicsville, VA 

Nelson D, Fox, ISAT; Buena Vista, VA 

leader. He does everything that I have learned in his class. He goes above and 
beyond the call of duty," she said. 

Over the years, Warner received awards that validated his love for teaching. 
Some of which included the Teacher of the Year Award and the Martin 
Luther King Community Service Award. He said, "1 am glad that I can 
be a positive influence on others. It let me know that students enjoy me 
as much as I enjoy them." II 119613 MOrgail 

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Standing in front of the cupola. Vice 
President of Student Affairs Dr Mark 
Warner poses for a photograph. Warner 
was a University graduate and went on 
to teach Leadership in Health, which 
became one of the most popular 
classes at the University. 
/ PhoXo courtesy of Mark Warner I 




Kimberly D. Franz, Psychology: Sterling, VA 
Amanda K. Gallager, Health Sci.: Reading, PA 
Jason L. Gallick, Comp. Sci.; Falls Church, VA 
Keith J. Ganci, Psychology: Centereach, NY 
Lyndsay E. Gates, ISAT.: Springfield, VA 
Lindsay E. Gilchrist, Thera. Rec: Weedsport, NY 

Adrienne G. Gonzalo, ISAT: Yorktown ,VA 
Elizabeth B. Goodman, ISAT: New Kent, VA 
Scott T Gotherman, ISAT: Woodbridge, VA 
Joshua R. Greenberg, CIS: Woodbridge, VA 
Jennifer R, Gritmon, ISAT; Schenectady, NY 
Rachel W. Hager, GIS: Round Hill, VA 

Gwendolyn M. Hall, ISAT Woodbridge, VA 
Lon E. Hanline, CSD: Oak Ridge, TN 
Jessica L. Happick, Health Sci.: Bel Air, MD 
Scott D. Hardingham, CIS: Princeton, NJ 
Larissa M. Harkonen, Psychology; Charlotte, NC 
Enk L, Harper, GIS: Sterling, VA 

Shawn B. Harris, Sport Mgt; Woodbridge, VA 
Tiffany N. Hash, CIS; Roanoke, VA 
Lindsey E. Hawkins, CIS; Sterling, VA 
Kay M. Hensley, Health Sci.; Harrisonburg, VA 
Zorina R. Hess, Nursing: Woodbridge, VA 
Kirk R. Hetherington, GIS; Poway, CA 

\ Laura B, Hinson, CSD; Springfield, VA 
Daniel P. Hodos, Comp. Sci.; Montvale, NJ 
Robert 8. Honec IV, ISAT ; Manassas, VA 
Lisa M. Hormann, CIS; Springfield, VA 
Sara V Houser, CSD; Pittsburgh. PA 
Timothy M. Howley, Kinesiology; E. Northport, NY 

Yon-Wei Huang, CIS: Taipei Taiwan 
Marcus C. Hubbard, Psychology; Brodnax, VA 
Richard A. Huber, CIS; Falls Church, VA 
Erin J. Huddy, Dietetics; Charlottesville, VA 
Ryan J. Hudson, Kinesiology: Yorktown, NY 
William C. Hunt, Comp. Sci.; Somerset, NJ 

Erin P Hunter, Health Sci.; Lake Ridge, VA 
Susan M. Hurst, Psychology: Springfield, VA 
Megan E. Hyland, Psychology: Oakton, VA 
Mary C. lampietro, Psychology; Nazareth, PA 
Michelle A. Imperio, CIS; Springfield, VA 
Megan C. Inouye, ISAT; Columbia, MD 


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Amanda L. Jacob, ISAT; Woodbridge, VA 

Justin D. Jakucyk, CIS; Highland Park, IL 

Meredith L. James, Health Sci.; Gloucester, VA 

Stephanie Jenkins, Nursing; Winchester, VA 

Shelley M. Johnson, ISAT; Hurt, VA 

Brandon T. Jones, CIS; Stephens City, VA 

Katrina C. Jones, Social Work; Richmond, VA 

Samantha A. Kaplan, ISAT; Vienna, VA 

Abby A. Karpinski, Health Sci. N. Stonington, CT 

Bryant A. Karpinski, Health Sci.; N. Stamington, CT 

Sherry L. Kausch, Psychology; Yorktown, VA 

Kelley L. Keegan, Health Sci.; Brick, NJ 

Timothy J. Kelvas, GIS; Centereach, NY 

Syed S. Kirmani, CIS; Sahiwal. Pakistan 

Jacquelen M. Konecny, Psychology; Trumbull, CT 

Megan T. Kontogiorgis, Health Sci.; Clifton, VA 

Joseph Krouse, Biotech.; Mechanicsville, VA 

Dena L. Kubich, Health Sci.; Phillipsburg, NJ 

Karen L. Kupelian, Kinesiology; Rockville. Ml 

Daniel Kvitko, Comp. Science; Bridgewater, VA 

David M. LaCroix, CIS; Virginia Beach, VA 

Catherine S. LaGarde, Psychology; Springfield, VA 

Latnsha J. Lamanna, CSD; Syracuse, NY 

Ethan T. Langston, Psychology; Grafton, VA 

Marianne E. Lattiak, Psychology; Charlottesville, VA 

Nicolette M. LeBlanc, Psychology; Chester, VA 

Jessica R. Leggett, ISAT; Hagerstown, MD 

Christina M. Leone, Psychology; Woodbridge, VA 

Kara F. Lesueur, Health Sci.; Suffolk, VA 

Jessica M. Levy, ISAT; Abingdon, MD 

Jeff H. Lewis, Comp. Sci.; Virginia Beach, VA 

Amanda M. Light, ISAT; Lebanon, PA 

Katie N. Loeffler, Psychology; West Grove, PA 

Christine M. Loredo, ISAT; Sterling, VA 

Sarah E. Lothrop, Hth Svc Admin.; Chesapeake, VA 

Thomas J. Lucas, Kinesiology; Yorktown, VA 

Derek W. Lundsten, Psychology; Rockaway, NJ 

Brian C. Lynch, Geography; Fairfax, VA 

Debra M. Lyons, Psychology; Massapequa Park, NY 

Shannon L. Mabry, Psychology; Charlottesville, VA 

Alyssa K. Manuel, CSD; Dumfries, VA 

Jessica K. Martello, Health Sci ; Oakton, VA 






Vanity plates convey personality and pride in University parking lots 

.Students e\ed them as thev sped around campus and the streets of 
Harrisonburg and often asked themselves, "What exacdy does that license 
plate mean?" Vanity license plates: the hottest addition to any motor vehicle. 

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles printed thousands of 

specialized license plates, dubbed "vanity plates," each year for an 

additional fee of only $10. Many students took advantage of the unique 

opportunit)' to share their personalized one-to-seven letter encrypted 

! messages with all on the roads. 

Senior Health Service Administration major Ashley Sumner stamped 
her plates with "JMUDANZ" in honor of her dedication to dancing. 
The 21 -year-old had been dancing since she was three years old, 
beginning with tap and ballet, and later incorjx)rating ja22 and hip-hop into 
her repertoire 

While at the University, Sumner had taken tap classes and was ver\' active 
in the Madison Dance Club. "Tap still remains my favorite," said Sumner. 
However, she said, she had unfortunately faced scheduling conflicts when 
trying to schedule other types of dance classes. "I am [not a dance major] 
so dance classes don't really fit too well into my schedule" she said. 

Despite the simplicity of her license plate, Sumner said that people are 
often confijsed as to what 'JMUDANZ" means. "People often ask me about 
who 'Dan' is," she said. "For whatever reason, 'DANZ' doesn't look like 
'dance' to some people. " 

Sumner, who had used vanit)' plates in the past to express her interests, 
said she would, "probably keep the plates tor a little while and then retire 

them along with the previous vanit)' plates I've had" after graduation. 
"Maybe I'll come up with something else catchy about whatever goes on 
in my life after college." 

lunior Music lndustr\' minor Kimberlv Witt also used her license plates 
to reflect her involvement in on-campus activities. Her plates, "PBRSAI" 
represented two music organizations that Witt joined her first year. "PBR 
is a drum line 'fraternity' on campus," Witt said. "The letters are kind of 
made up. . .PBR is Phi Buda Ruda.' SAI, or Sigma Alpha lota, was a women's 
music and service organization. 

"I've had a few people ask me what [m\- plates] mean, " Witt said. "One 
ot my neighbors at home did ask me whv I had 'Pabst Blue Ribbon' on 
mv plates. I hadn't really thought about my plates too much." 

Whate\'er their message, hundreds of students followed the trend to 
express it in seven leners or less on their license plates — for all to observe. 

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Showing off a favorite eatery and a 
University sport, a Volvo license plate 
states a rendition of tfie dining hall D- 
Hall while a Volkswagon states pnde in 
University hockey. These plates served 
as one of many recognizable slogans 
from the University. 
/ Photo by Emily Dursa I 

Stretching by her car. senior Ashley 
Sumner shows off her vanity plate. 
Vanity plates, for $10 a year, allowed 
car owners to display hobbies, names, 
and inside jokes. 
/ Photo by Emily Dursa I 

Corretta L. Martin, CIS; Bassett, VA 
Daniel J. Martonik, Sports Mgt; Annandale, VA 
Katherine L. Martz, Health Sci.; Stafford, VA 
Monica A. Massey, Psychology; Prince George, VA 
Agatha G. McCain, Kinesiology: Keeling, VA 
Cory M. McCann, Psychology; Lynchburg, VA 


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Senior Kerri Mangin serves as tne^p resident of the University chapter of DEX 

It was widely known that University students stood out as leaders among 
their college-aged peers. Dukes were involved, conscientious and willing 
to take risks on an everyday basis. One Duke in particular stood out among 
her peers. Senior Marketing Information Systems major Kerri Mangin was 
that student that others regularly looked to tor leadership and creativity. 
As president of Delta Epsilon Chi and a volunteer in the Women's Resource 
Center, Mangin fearlessly guided others on a campus ftill of students who 
were already excitedly involved. 

Mangin, a Long Island native, had always been an active member in her 
school and community. Her activities and interests ranged from dedication 
to community service projects to expanding her leadership skills through 
acting in programs and on various teams. Community service, she said, 
"is a way of providing other people with opportunities" similar to the ones 
she had growing up. Her early involvement with the community was what 
sparked Mangin's interest in becoming a leader. 

Mangin had been involved with DEX since her freshman year, when she 
was elected to the position ol New Member Liaison. As an active member, 
she worked her way "through the ranks " and became vice president of 
administration the following year. Her leadership skills became quickly 
evident, and by her junior year she was not only elected to the president's seat, 
but was also elected as the vice president ol the Virginia chapter of DEX. 

As Vice President, Mangin helped to organize and execute a statewide 
conference of the fraternity. This was the second year in a row that the 
University chapter hosted the conference. The Chapter Board was most 

Joking around during Student 

Organization Night, Ryan Hodges, Enn 

Dolan, Kris Locasio, and Jim Lunsford 

promote their club while at the Delta 

Epsilon Chi table. Magin was president of 

not only the University chapter of DEX, 

but vice president of the VA chapter 

/ Photo courtesy of Kern Mangin I 

impressed with Mangin's willingness to take on the added responsibility 
ot hosting such a large-scale event for two years in a row. 

Junior Brian Gist, vice president of DEX membership, said Mangin was 
always "up to the challenge. She has to make sure that not only her chapter 
is coordinated, but also all ot the other chapters from the other schools ' 
during the conference. 

Although Mangin had a huge responsibilit}-, she handled her stress well 
and was a role model for how other students should approach leadership 
situations. "She takes time for hersell and can look at the big picture," 
Gist added. "She can see how everything falls into place and sees that she 
needs to plan and prepare, but also needs time for herself" 

As a sophomore, Mangin became a Resident Advisor to 46 freshman 
girls. In addition to advising them on diverse issues such as their personal 
development and study skills, Mangin also encouraged them to engage 
in community service. She arranged for the residents to participate in the 
UNICEF program, which helped to provide children all over the world 
with school supplies, and invited underprivileged children to go on a holiday 
shopping spree with money the residents had helped raise for them. 

Mangin made an active effort to become involved in all areas of the 
community because she strove to be "well-rounded when it [came] to 
communir^' service." ftSfMB DCit 

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Erin R, McMath, CSD: Onley, VA 

Patrick R. McNamara, Health Sci.; Cranston, Rl 

Sinlsa Medic, ISAT; Harrisonburg, VA 

Kevin J, Meehan, ISAT; Mount Sinai, NY 

Jamie L, Mickelson, Psychology; Lawrenceville, GA 

Elizabeth A, Mold, Psychology; Mahwah, NJ 




Aron D. Moody, Psychology; Mechanicsville, VA 
Kathryn A. Mooney, Health Sci; Ashton, MD 
Amanda Moritz, Geo. Sciences; Silver Spring, MD 
Carrie A. Moser, Kinesiology; Lewisburg, PA 
Vicente Mundarain, ISAT; Venezuela 
Kim D. Nguyen, Psychology; Dunn Loring, VA 

Lisa C. Nixon, Health Sci.; Alexandria, VA 
Sarah M. O'Daniel, Psychology; Boones Mill, VA 
Ryan O'Neill, CIS; Trumbull, CT 
Timothy E. Orr, CIS; Reston, VA 
Renee M. Parilak, ISAT; Centreville. VA 
Hyonkyu Park, ISAT; Herndon, VA 

Michael M. Perri, Kinesiology; Fairfax, VA 
Sara Perron, Health Sci; Richmond, VA 
Matthew C. Perticone, ISAT; Forest Hill, MD 
Ginger R. Pettengill, Health Sci.; New Kent, VA 
Quan Phan, ISAT; Burke, VA 
Haley E. Phillips, Nursing; Powhatan, VA 

Caitlin S. Piotrowski, Psychology; Manchester, NH 
Timothy M. Pitkewicz, Psychology; Bohemia, NY 
Erin J. Pitts, Psychology; Oak Hill, VA 
Jason M Planakis, Kinesiology; Fairfax, VA 
Jessica N. Player. Psychology; Fredericksburg. VA 
Lauren E. Pomeroy, Dietetics; Wantage, NJ 

William Pope, Comp. Sci.; Silver Spring. MD 
Jessica J. Porambo. Psychology; Bethlehem. PA 
Amanda L. Poulin. CSD; Troutville. VA 
Jennifer Priscando. Health Sci ; Chesapeake. VA 
Lauren N. Prosser. Health Sci.; Midlothian. VA 
Jessica Puentes, Health Sci; Springfield, VA 

Sarah E. Putnam, Nursing; Warrenton, VA 
Amanda J. Ramsey. Kinesiology; Columbia, MD 
Deanna Rella. Psychology; Westwood, NJ 
Carrie L. Reynolds, Psychology; Manassas, VA 
Amanda E. Rice, Psychology; Spotsylvania, VA 
Allison E. Richardson, Nursing; Wilmington, NC 

Julie L. Riek, Health Sci.; Woodbridge, VA 
Michael R. Riley. CIS; Roselle Park, NJ 
Dorian L. Roberts. Health Sci.; Clinton, MD 
Alexis K. Rohmer, CSD; Ashburn, VA 
Elizabeth P Rorrer, Kinesiology; South Boston, VA 
Robert B. Ross, Psychology; Poolesville, MD 


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Andrew P. Rozier-Smolen, Psychology: Elmhurst, IL 

Nathan D. Rozsa, Psychology; Fairfax, VA 

Kristina D. Ryden, ISAT; Toms River, NJ 

Hanieh Saberinia, CIS; Great Falls, VA 

Megan R, Salser, ISAT; Reston, VA 

Michelle San Pedro, Health Sci; Alexandria, VA 

Jessica J. Sanaie, ISAT; McLean, VA 

Naomi G. Sandler, Kinesiology; Columbia, MD 

Niketa V Savage, CIS; Virginia Beach, VA 

Bonnie J. Saxon, Health Sci; Huntington, NY 

Lauren A. Schmidt, ISAT; Medfield, MA 

Abigail E. Schubert, Dietetics, N. Conway, NH 

Hans R- Schultz, Psychology; Springfield, VA 
Adam J. Schuster, Comp. Sci; Woodcliff Lake, NJ 
Evan L. Schwartz, ISAT; Severna Park, MD 
Leslie Sensabaugh, Nursing; Churchville, VA 
Kristin Sheehan, Psychology; Chatham, NJ 
Kailey Sheppard, Psychology; Winchester, VA 

Amy K, Shifflett, Health Sci; Waynesboro, VA f 

Lindsay B- Shovlin, ISAT; Narragansett, Rl 

Kristen M. Signorile, Psychology; Smithtown, NY 

Brian A. Simmons, Psychology; Harrisonburg, VA 

Sarah E. Smith, ISAT; Williamsburg, VA 

Lisa D- Sorrells, Health Sci, Buena Vista, VA 

Amy M, Stalnaker, Nursing; Jefferson, MD 

Lindsey Stehling, ISAT; Downingtown, PA 

Rachel M. Steinberg, Psychology; Burke, VA 

Kelly M. Stemp, Kinesiology; Cohoes, NY 

Nathan Striegler, Psychology; Fredericksburg, VA 

Jennifer Summers, Nursing; Downington, PA 

Darcy S- Swam, ISAT Medfield, MA 

Stan L, Syckes, CIS; Woodbndge, VA 

Jacqueline Taetzsch; Health Sci.; Stauton, VA 

A.J. Talboo, ISAT Smithtown, NY 

Lisa K. Thomas, CIS; Collegeville, PA 

Matthew J. Thomas, ISAT; Virginia Beach, VA 

Bebhinn M. Timmins, Psychology; Dublin, Ireland 

Olivia M. Ting, Comp. Sci.; Vienna, VA 

Moses Tinsley, CIS; Richmond, VA 

Cory M. Tirpack, Kinesiology; Manasquan, NJ 

Lauren A. Travers, Nursing; Virginia Beach, VA 

Lindsey S. Treadwell, CSD; Richmond, VA 



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SeniorOarecRchwartz and Katie Coleman wifflie titles of Mr. & Ms. Madison 

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The title of Mr. and Ms. Madison was one of the highest recognitions a 
University student could receive. Seniors Jared Schwartz and Katie Coleman 
were the 2003 recipients of the prestigious award. 

There was a certain process that the nominees had to go through to pursue 
the prize. First, every organization nominated one person involved and then 
that person had to send in an application. After the applications were 
reviewed, certain people were chosen to do a round of interviews, following 
the interviews the finalists attended the Homecoming football game where 
the winners were announced. 

Schwartz said that he never would have guessed his quiet, shy freshman 
self would have turned into the person he became. However, his unique 
personaUty enabled him to shine above the rest because of his lighthearted 
and upbeat attitude. 

He said, "In order to be successful, I believe that students should get 
involved and join organizations." Since his sophomore year, he was a part 
of Freshman Orientation, starting as a Freshman Orientation Guide, then 
making his up to the position of Orientation Program Assistant and later 
serving as a Student Orientation Coordinator. He was an active member 
of the Student Duke Club, and part of the Honors Program including Phi 
Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity. 

"I believe that Jared reflects what I think Madison is ideally. He is smart 
genuine sincere, focused, dedicated to helping others and he has a positive 
attitude," said Karen Evans, one of Schwartz's professors. 

Coleman, recipient of Ms. Madison, lived by her own motto which was 
to, "learn to take a good qualit)' from each person that you meet and learn 
to make it a part of your character." 

Coleman said that she never expected to receive an honor like the one of 
Ms. Madison. "I still cannot calibrate myself into being called Ms. Madison. I 
consider the past women to be prestigious women because of the many 
organizations they are involved in and their overall character," she said. 

Coleman kept busy with University organizations. She was a member 
of the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha where she had held several positions: 
president, historian, music chair and one of the philanthropists for Breast 

Cancer Awareness. Besides being involved in her sorority, she was a 
member of Note-Oriety, the female a cappella group. She was also a 
Freshman Orientation Guide and was on the co-committee for the 
Senior Class Challenge. 

One of Coleman's professors, Catherine Campbell said, "Katie has a 
magnetic personality that just draws people in because she is real, open, 
loves life and enjoys being around people. When she walks into a room, 
she just shines." 

Whether they felt they were deserving of the titles or not, Schwartz 
and Coleman won over the hearts of the student body. 

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Accepting their titles, Mr. and Ms. 
Madison pose with President Dr. 
Linwood Rose before the homecoming 
football game. Seniors Jared Schwartz 
and Katie Coleman were the recipients. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Christopher W. Triolo, ISAT; Sparta, NJ 
Jillian E. Tschohl, CSD; Chesapeake, VA 
Amanda M. VanHorn, ISAT; Lake Ridge, VA 
Jonathan G. Vaughan, Health Sci.; S. Boston, VA 
Laura J. Wagstaff, Nursing; Roanoke, VA 
Tracy L. Walker, CSD; Bowie, MD 


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^^^B Shenandoah watering holes offer leisure and beauty 

During warm-weather months in Harrisonburg, students escaped from 
the rigors of their studies to seek adventure and leisure at area watering 
holes. Each year, as new students became acclimated to lite in the 
Shenandoah Valley, they heard tales of daringly tall water towers, bottomless 
pools of pristine mountain water and jagged cliff diving boards. 

Few had found all of these hidden treasures. Fewer still had dared to accept 
the challenge of engaging in the risky activities that the watering holes 
beckoned. Yet most had the unspoken goal of making lasting memories at 
one or more of these small, but legendary, paradises. With the help of 
patient friends and several full tanks of gas, most students were able to 
find at least one slippery spot about which they could write in their 
college memoirs. 

The most well known and accessible watery destination was Blue Hole, 
a small, but deep and crystal clear pool, located on the Dry River just east 
of West Virginia off of Route 33. The seclusion and natural exquisiteness 
of the spot was one of the most appealing assets that enticed students to 
sit along the sandy bank. 

Senior Kelly Bellino said that Blue was "absolutely beautifiil. . .like entering 
a whole new world, far away from the city of Harrisonburg. " As she sat 
observing the tranquility of the area, Bellino recalled watching a local man 
and his two children lobby for space at the top of a small cliff, and then 
take turns diving into the water below. 

Indeed, one of the most attractive features of this hole was a 20-foot rock 
that jetted out of a 10-foot pool of frigid mountain water. While tew could 
stand to stay in the icy drink for long, the promise of a thrilling, weightless 
plummet compelled the most adventurous to test their own limits. 
Bellino regretted not jumping from the Blue Hole rock, but vowed to take 
the leap from another legendary height: the elusive water tower. 

The water tower, located off of Route 33, was a risky challenge, enticing 
thrill-seekers to gamble with the law it they wanted to take the plunge. 
Bellino said of the tower, "I do not know where it is, however I have friends 
that do know.. .and I plan on finding it and jumping down from it before 
senior year is over." 

That goal, identical to the ambitions of other thrill-seeking students across 
campus, has gotten some students into more trouble than they intended. 
Senior Kat Wisener reported that her roommate "got arrested for going 
to a watering hole" and was charged with a misdemeanor crime. 

Nevertheless, the dangers would not deter Wisener trom seeking out the 
celebrated watering holes either. In fact, the bold theater ni.ijor intended 
to bare all and skinny-dip before her senior year was over. 

Students, such as Wisener, who preferred nature's original suit to a 
swimsuit, opted tor more isolated locations. RipRap Hollow, located 

off of scenic Skyline Drive, was the perfect haven from the swarms of 
anxious water-lovers that tended to populate the more accessible sites. 
The crystal clear mountain pool and connecting chain of charming 
waterfalls were a breathtaking reward at the end of the strenuous seven-mile 
hike on the Rip Rap Trail loop. 

Whether they were regular visitors, indulging in the natural splendor of 
the Shenandoah Valley, or one-time-only candidates for the "Most 
Adventurous" category in their friends' diaries, area watering holes offered 
a classic tale ot youth, enjoyment and adventure. The hidden Utopias 
provided the platform for enduring memories that students would recall 
for decades and smile. AJll'I'iP nPit 

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Flowing downstream, the water of the 
Dry River hits the southside of the river 
bank. The river was was one of the 
many havens in the Shenandoah Valley. 
[ Photo by Sara Woodward I 



Glistening in the sun, the water of the Dry 
River in West Virginia attracts University 
students to its serenity. Blue Hole, Rip 
Rap Hollow and others served as 
escapes in the Shenandoah Valley. 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward I 

Noel A. Warfel, ISAT; New Cumberland, PA 
Leslie R. Warren, Nursing: Portsmouth, VA 
Cory J. Weathers, ISAT; Baltimore, MD 
Amy M. Wenderlich, ISAT; Huntington. MD 
Amy L. Wheeler. Kinesiology; Buchanan, VA 
Marci M. Wilder. CSD; Lynchburg, VA 

Amanda C. Williams, Geo. Sciences: Alexandria, VA 
Kevin W. Williams, Kinesiology: Yorktown, VA 
Shannon Willison, Psychology; Springfield, VA 
Sarah M. Woodford, ISAT Ruckersville, VA 
Alyson L. Woolston, ISAT Oxford, PA 
Lauren W[. Worthington, Health Sci.; Baltimore, MD 

Kristoffer P. Wright, Comp. Sci.; McLean, VA 
Kathn/n B. Young, CSD; S. Boston, VA 
Robin M. Yuspeh, Health Sci.; Annandale, VA 
Gregory S. Zahn, CIS; Clifton, VA 
Alexis R. Zankman, Psychology: Churchville, PA 
Margaret Zesihger, Kinesiology; Harrisonburg, VA 

Sarah A. Zook, Psychology; Fairfax, VA 


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With an emphasis on learning through hands-on experience, the College 
of Math and Science strove to prepare students for the future. "Our main 
goal is to develop students who have the background training to continue 
with their education or have the expertise to contribute in the employment 
sector," said Dr. Stan Ulanski, department head of Geology. To do this, he 
believed, it was important to engage the students in the learning process. 

The department of Geology, one of the five departments in the college, 
took learning out of the classroom and into the field. Taking trips to the 
Blue Ridge Mountains, West Virginia and within the Valley, students were 
able to study a variety of formations. "Locally, we have one of the best earth 
laboratories for study," said Dr. Lynn Fichter, professor of Geology. 
Fichter said that the area contained, "samples of just about every kind of rock 
there is and every kind of geological processes." 

By the time Geology students graduated, they had most likely had 
been on over two dozen field trips. "Geology is about the earth, and the 
earth cannot be understood in the class room — you have to experience it," 
said Fichter. He said that he was known to tell his classes that they had to 
learn everything twice, once in the classroom and again when they are 
confronted with actual rocks. 

Students such as Katie Stone, a junior Geology major, agreed in the 
importance of the outdoor experience. "There were times when I thought 

I knew stuffs and then we went on a field trip and I realized I didn't know 
any of it because I could not see it in the rocks," she said. "In order to 
be good at any type of geology you have to be able to work in the field 
and get hands-on experience." 

For students like Stone, fieldwork was one of the best teachers. "Every 
time I went on a field trip I learned a lot," she said. "Even when I went on 
a trip I had already been on, I learned new information." 

Dr. CuUen Sherwood, professor of Geology, emphasized the need for 
students to examine actual formations. "Geology can be done in the 
classroom and the laboratory, but field experience really improves the 
understanding with the students," said Sherwood. "We consider ourselves 
very fortunate to be in such an interesting geological area, which is just 
wonderful for teaching." 

The earth's history was hidden in the rocks. As geologists, students 
were taught how to determine its story by examining formations. Going 
on the required trips allowed students to do just that. "There is no other 
way to learn it," said Fichter. "I would take them into the field before 1 
would lecture in a classroom." 

Traveling to local sites was an enjoyable way for students to learn and 
understand geology. "I would go back on any of them because I learned 
so much and had such a great time," said Stone. IJjiCOlC MSiCF 


Recording data on their field study, 
seniors Kristin Felker and Matt Keener 
survey the landscape. Geology, a part of 
the College of Math and Science, 
required all majors to spend a summer 
conducting field research at a location 
of their choice. 

/ Photo courtesy of the Geology 
Department I 

Standing alongside a limestone column, 
seniors Knsta Stevens and Sarah 
Burton explore a cave. 
/ Photo courtesy of the Geology 
Department I 



John A. Agapis, Biology; Midlothian, VA 
Carrie A. Baker, Mathematics; Warsaw, VA 
Amanda S. Bardo, Biology; Mifflinburg, PA 
Erin M. Benford, Biology; Walkersville, MD 
Lacey L. Bigos. Mathematics; Harwinton, CT 
Jacqueline S. Bryan, Biology; Newton, PA 

Frank G. Cocina, Geology; Winchester, VA 
Leandra I. Cubbage, Geology; Waynesboro, VA 
Rachelle L. Davis, Biology; Richmond, VA 
Rachel F. Dubin, Biology; Fairfax Station, VA 
Jeffrey A. Evey, Physics; Springfield, VA 
Jamilyn Flyzik, Biology; Chantilly, VA 

Rachael C. Green, Matfiematics; Harrisonburg, VA 
Emily H. Just, Biology; Manheim, PA 
Katherine L. Knapp, Biology; Louisa, VA 
Jennifer L. Knowles, Biology; Franklin, VA 
Jonathan S. Liles, Statistics; Richmond, VA 
Antoinette M. Macchia, Cfiemistry; Staten Island, NY 

Charles E. Martin, Physics; Burke, VA 
Katherine D. May, Biology; Stafford, VA 
Michael D. McCulloch, Biology; Clinton, NJ 
Michele L. Mooney, Biology; Langhorne, PA 
Anna R. Moore, Biology; Wytheville, VA 
Amy E. Opitz, Biology; Sterling, VA 

Melissa L. Orndorff, Geology; Woodstock, VA 
Jaime L. Robenolt, Biology; Harrisburg, PA 
Raymond B. Russell, Biology; Virginia Beach, VA 
Maged A. Shaker. Mathematics; Cairo, Egypt 
Megan E. Shkor, Biology; Baltimore, MD 
James M. Sides, Biology; Newport News, VA 

Melissa J. Snoddy, Biology; Bridgewater, VA 
Krista C. Stevens, Geology; Bedford, VA 
Ian C. Sullivan, Geology; Winchester, VA 
Laura C. Sullivan, Biology; Beverly, MA 
Chelsea R. Thompson, Biology; Latrobe. PA 
Jamie V. VanDevander, Biology; Baltimore, MD 

Deveda C. Watkins, Biology; Hampton, VA 
Angela M. Whetzel, Biology; Culpeper, VA 


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Inspecting the sky senior C J. Cross 

gets a close look at the fourth planet 

from the sun. The telescopes on the 

quad were available for anyone 

interested to look through. / Photo by 

Emily Dursa I 

There was a new addition to our night sky that beciconed students 
away from their midnight studies and planted them on the lawn for a 
while to stare at the stars. A wandering red dot over the southeastern 
horizon had appeared and students were anxious to discover its origin. 

The red dot was actually the planet Mars, which was closer to the earth 
than it had been in 60,000 years. This was the last time in any living 
person's lifetime that he or she would be able to get such a great view oi 
our neighboring planet. The next time Mars and Earth would become so 
closely aligned would not be until the year 2287. 

During the month of August, Mars was five times closer to the Earth 
than normal. On average, the red planet rested 50 million miles past the sun. 
The reason it was so close was because Mars and Earth were rotating 
synchronously; that was to say, they were like the hour and minute hand 
on a clock at any hour. 

To help students learn more about Mars, Professor William Alexander 
arranged to have two telescopes set up on The Quad for interested 
viewers on the nights when Mars and Earth would be most closely aligned. 
Though the sky was slightly overcast, hundreds of students turned out 
to get an "up close " view of the planet. 

lunior Emily Dursa said about the event, "It was really fascinating to know 

Greg Allen 

Ryan Allen 

Emily Antanitus 

Tara Armentrout 

Sarah Atkins 

Chris Babb 

Miranda Baines 

Jodi Balun 

Elizabeth Barron 

Kristen Battles 

Jennifer Bau 

Can/ Bell 

Erica Bennetch 

Luis Betanzo 

Sara Billari 

Rhonna Bollig 




chat the sk\- is changing around us. Astronomy has alwa)s been interesting. 
It didn't just rock my world, it rocked my universe to see this phenomenon. " 

Junior Mike Roeder aJso saw Mars. He said, "I got a chance to see the 
red planet. It was awesome to be exposed to such a natural, uncontrol- 
lable event." 

Furthermore, NASA researchers became more curious about Mars after 
seeing in the telescopes more of the surface than they had before. New 
expeditions to the planet are on the forefront of discussion, as all researchers 
agree that researching more into life on Mars could help us to learn more 
about life on Earth. 

The phenomenon was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunit)- for people to see 
another planet at its closest distance to Earth. It inspired conversations 
all over campus, in and out of classrooms, about the alignment of planets, 
the origin of Earth and the existence of stars. 

Whatever the conclusion, it was evident that the alignment of Earth 
and Mars not only sparked the imagination, but also encouraged us to 
open textbooks to learn about other worlds. 


Taking a view at Mars, senior Carrie 
Belt joins her GSCi 104 class in viewing 
the phenomenon. Mars reached the 
closest distance to the Earth in the last 
60,000 years. / Pholo by Emily Dursa I 


Allison Bouley 
Virginia Brazaitis 
Jenny Brockwell 
Lindsay Brown 
Clare Burchard 
Guillermo Calica 
Erin Camisa 
Katherine Canatsey 

Christopher Carlson 
Joe Carr 
Jennifer Casey 
Theresa Catron 
Chelsea Caulfield 
Katie Challinor 
Ju-Han Chang 
Lindsey Cheverton 




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Standing outside of Johnston Hall, 
junior Alison Johnston can trace her 
ancestors who attended the University. 
The building was named after the 
Johnstons in 1928. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Great grandfather of junior Alison 
Johnston, James Johnston taught 
science for 14 years. Named after the 
family in 1928, Johnston Hall houses 
the School of Psychology. 
/ Photo courtesy of The Bluestone I 



Jennifer Clayton 

Amelia Cohen 

Rob Connelly 

Jennifer Costanzo 

Carly Crockett 

Steven Cullen 

Jennifer Dascher 

Gina de Guzman 

Jennifer Desborough 

Matthew Dodson 

Maureen Doherty 

Lauren Dopieralski 

Janie Dnnkard 

Allison Dunn 

Ashley Easome 

Mary Edwards 





The Johnston era continuesjit The University 

Johnston Hall appeared to be an ordinar\- building with its smooth, 
gray stone exterior and windows that reflected the morning light. 
I Students, faculn.- and visitors passed by the building everyday, without 
i considering that the building was not just another educational facility, 
j but a monument to an honored family tradition. The Johnston family 
I gave the University four generations of teachers and students. Few knew 
the family's roots had nurtured the University for close to a centur)'. 

Beginning in September 1909, James Madison University opened its 
doors as the State Normal School. Mrs. Althea Loose Johnston taught 
German, Latin, and physical education starting in 1 909 until 1911 when 
she married Mr. James C. Johnston and had children. She resumed 
teaching in 1919 as head of the Ph\'sical Education department. Until 
1929, Althea Johnston worked summers to get her Masters degree in 
Health and Physical Education. She continued working at the State 
Normal School until 1951, coaching many sports teams in addition to 
teaching classes. 

Mr. Johnston taught at Harrisonburg High School beginning in 1898. 
He became principal of the school in 1909, but continued to teach. In 
September 1909 he was named a faculty member of State Normal School 
because students from the Normal School attended Harrisonburg High 
School for science labs, which he taught. In 1913, Mr. Johnston transferred 
from Harrisonburg High School to the State Normal School. He was eleaed 
as the Secretar)- of Facult)' and ser\-ed in this position until June 18, 192^ 
when he died from complications of a broken leg sustained in a facult)'- 
student baseball game. 

In September 1928, a new building opened at Madison College and 
was named in honor of Mr. Johnston. It was first a dormitor\' and then 
changed over to house science classes. In 1 977 his wife, Mrs. Johnston 
was recognized by the governor of Virginia as the sole sur\'iving original 
faculty member at a ceremony that changed the name of the Universitv 
from Madison College to James Madison University. In 1981, Johnston 
Hall was renamed to include both of the Johnston's. Johnston Hall now 
house s faculty offices of the Psychology' Department. 

The Johnston family histor)' did not end with one generation. Mr. and 
Mrs. Johnston's daughter, Jacqueline Johnston Rice attended the University 
when it was called Harrisonburg State Teachers College and graduated 
in 1932. Her son, James Thomas Rice never attended the University. 
However, he was an assistant professor of sociolog)- and the first dean of 
men at Madison College from 1965-1969. 

Robert Maidand Johnston \vas the third child of Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, and 
although he did not attend the University, his daughter Ms. Jean Johnston 
transferred from a college in Georgia to Madison College in 1975. 
Ms. Johnston was Miss Alison Montgomerv Johnston's cousin. 
Alison attended the University and planned to graduate in 2005 with a 
major in Health Science and as the fourth generation of Johnston's to anend 
the University. Miss Johnston said, "Each time I walk past Johnston Hall, 
I feel a sense of connectedness to m\' great-grandparents, who I ne\'er met 
but taught in the ver\' same buildings that I see everyday. ' The 
Johnston family tradition lived on. 

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Mark Ehlers 
Theresa Ensor 
Karen Esser 
Suzanne Estes 
Courtney Evans 
Suzanne Fluty 
Steven Foglyano 
Thomas Fox 

Lauren Gardner 
Rachel Gockel 
John Golden 
Danielle Graaf 
John Gulllckson 
Donald Hallberg 
Ashley Hamrick 
Karen Hanline 



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Guarding the 

anon Men 

Internine at MTV, one junior gets a taste of fame 

Madonna, Britney Spears, and R Diddy were big names and sought-after 
celebrities. It was a rare thrill to see one of them scamper from a limo 
behind closed and closely guarded doors. It was an even more elusive 
bragging right to score an autograph. What a thrill it was, then, tor junior 
Morgan Ressa to share the same room as these front-liners and manv 
others while she worked as a Production ^Assistant for MTV. 

Ressa, a Long Island, N^' native, landed the lucrative job of" P.A. through 
a close friend who thought she would be perfect for the job at the 
revolutionar)' television network. Long hours and painstakingly detailed 
work were two of the most telling lines in the job description and Ressa 
could not have been happier with that formida for success. 

In fact, Ressa craved the project-oriented work so much that she took 
a week off of school in August in order to return to New York to work on 
the much-celebrated 2003 Video Music Awards. 

Ressas role as P.A. on the \'TvtA project was a ke\- factor in the smooth 
running of the colossal annual event. Assuming the r\'pical task of an 
English and Media Arts and Design major, the fiery music and television 
enthusiast addressed ballots to hundreds of voters across the nation in 
addition to writing in\itations to nominees and other HoU\'wood headliners. 

On the days leading up to the gala, she worked with a partner to design 
and place seat markers for each of the 140 star-studded special guests. 

Wearing her shirt from the 2003 MTV 

Music Awards, junior Morgan Ressa is 

proud of her internship experience. At 

the award Ressa was in charge of 

guarding the "Moon Men" awards. 

/ Photo by Clare Burchard 1 


Matthew Hardgrove 

Seth Hartley-Werner 

Jeffrey Heil 

Megan Helsley 

Angela Henderson 

Leanne Henning 

Christian Henson 

Meghan Hochkeppel 

Sean Hughes 

Jenny Isom 

Stacey Johnson 

Alison Johnston 

Erin Jones 

Michelle Jones 

Thoeun Kao 

Margaret Keller 


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During the tedious task ot placing the hundreds of seat markers, Ressa 
was privileged to simultaneously watch the performers during rehearsal. 
"We tried to work really slow that day so we could watch them all on stage," 
she said. "We even got to stay in the auditorium when Coldpla)' rehearsed 
and everyone else had to leave. But we had work to do! 
Not all of the work at MTV was glamorous for Ressa. During the actual 

Displaying her official bacl<stage 
passes, junior Morgan Ressa keeps iier 
IDs as mementos for her experince at 

filming of the VA'IAs, Ressa was appointed the position of guarding the ^'^- f'essa was a summer intern at 

the MTV studio in Times Square, NY. 

"moon men," the awards that were presented to the 
winning artists. "Apparently in the past people have 
run off with [the awards] so I had to make sure no one 
ran off with the precious moon men. 

The pioneering Ressa was no stranger to hard work 
and creativity. In fact, in addition to being an MT\' 
employee, she was also the co-tounder of JMUs newest 
organization: an ans and crafts club called Art Scene. 
She and her roommate founded the club after the\' 
recognized that their hobbies were shared bv manv 
of their friends, yet there was no outlet for hobbies 
such as theirs on campus. "Why not do it as a big 
group?" she and her friends thought one night during 
an all-night arts and crafts session in their residence hall. 

Ressa's creativit)' and interest in all things hands-on 
ensured that she would go far not only during her 
student years, but also in her dream-job of working 
full-time at MTV' after Graduation. 


' Photo by Clare Burchard j 

Christine Kendrick 
Christy Kidd 
Emily Kirtz 
Emily Kitamura 
Stephanie Kosky 
Lauren LaCroix 
John Landry 
Amanda Lee 

Jason Lee 
Sarah Lee 
Justin Leighty 
Salvatore Leone IV 
Rozine Lindamood 
Timothy Livings 
Sonja Long 
Ellle Loveman 



f^ark &^sanfacknitz\ 

Sitting outside of Keezel Hall, 
professors Mark and Susan Facknitz 
catch up with each other between 
classes. The Facknitzs created a 
student literan/ webzine. 
/ Photo by Emily Dursa I 

Posing in front of Keezel Hall, husband 
and wife Mark and Susan Facknitz both 
teaching creative writing. Referred to as 
"surrogate parents," the Facknitzs 
emphasized creativity. 
/ Photo by Emily Dursa I 

Jaime Marion 

Sara Markham 

Justin Martin 

Erin McGrath 

Jeff McKee 

Jessica Meyer 
Megan Miller 

Derek Mullins 

Jennifer Neisser 

Angela Norcross 

Jessica Norman 

Blair Phillips 

Angela Pinter 

Casey Pullen 

Isabel Ramos 

Patrick Reed 




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■wo professors find love, education and devoftd students 

■ The blinds were off, curtains up. Everybody knew; there was a love-affair 
in the English department. Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Susan Facknitz, both 

I English professors, were up front about their devotion and their students 

1 unabashedly declared their adoration for this highly regarded teaching duo. 

The Facknitzs', who both started teaching at the University 21 years ago, 
may have differed on many personal opinions, yet their philosophy for 
teaching was the same. "A good teacher teaches from the complete self" 
said Mr. Facknitz. They took a holistic approach with their students — 

i helping them learn the language to, "articulate what they already know." 
The Facknitzs' deeply-rooted teaching motivation was to first help students 
understand themselves and then learn how to express what they knew. 

Their highly effective method was to teach from their "complete person" 
said Mr. Facknitz. That is, they approached literature and the classroom 
from all perspectives, integrating elements of psycholog)', hlstorv, politics 
and art into their interpretations and teachings of work. Students responded 
to their methods with overwhelming excitement, and senior English major 
Sally Seibert said that the Facknitzs" were the most "influential" and 
"brilliant" teachers some students had ever had. 

Seibert spent six weeks over the summer traveling with Mr. Facknitz 
along the European Western Front as part of a course Mr. Facknitz was 
teaching on World War I. Students visited pivotal and emotionalK' moving 
war sites with Mark and his small team of teachers. "Going to Europe with 
Mark changed my life," said Seibert. "I feel so lucky to have been there, 
learning from him at these important places. To have someone that 
intelligent explaining things to you is so powerful." 
Indeed, the Facknitzs' were both instrumental in implementing study- 

abroad programs for students. Mrs. Facknitz worked hard to start the 
popular summer writing program in Ireland. "Ireland has a lot to teach the 
world about living with terrorism," she said. "It's a fascinating place. 
They're having to deal with economic prosperity and culture. We go to see 
huge public debates and feel like you're in the middle." 

English majors turned to the duo not only because the professors 
encouraged them to go beyond conventional thought and study of literattire, 
but also because they were warm and welcoming to all people. "They're like 
the surrogate mom and dad of all of the English majors," said senior Jeff 
Convington. "Everyone flocks to them." It was common to see students 
loitering around their office doors, waiting for office hours to begin so 
that the}' could spend time chatting with the professors about their work, 
their lives and their goals. 

Senior Emilv Wilson said, "[Mrs. Facknitz] has been like a mentor" to 
her b\- helping her discover what she wanted to do in life and guiding her 
down the right avenues. "Im reallv going to miss her when I graduate," 
she said. Wilson, like scores of English majors through the ages, felt 
privileged to have been able to be taught by the Facknitzs' and said she 
will remember them for a lifetime. 

"The students are the best thing about this place, " Mark and Susan agreed. 
"They have a creativit)' and willingness — a willingness to be engaged." 
However, their students disagree. "No, Mark and Susan. It's professors like 
you that is the best thing about this place. Professors who give their all 
and ask for our all." 



Brandon Bobbins 
Kimberly Rogers 
Lindsay Rosser 
Janatry Sanders 
Kari Sargent 
Amanda Schoemer 
Allison Showalter 
Ryan Slominski 

Maryn Soroka 
Carly Stamey 
Bethiny Stark 
Christopher Stathis 
April Stewart 
Skyler Stoddart 
Ashley Stough 
Joseph Stroup 




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Working for success, one junior strives ro make it in the music business 

"I have always wanted a hit song on the radio," said Ross Copperman, 
a junior Music Industry major with a Jazz Studies minor. Copperman 
had a passion for music since he was a child and after having lined up 
several interviews in New York, he hoped to get his toot in the door 
with a music production agencv Two recording studios. Garfish Music 
and Matlin Recording Studios accepted him as an intern and paved the 
way to making his dream a realir\'. 

Since the age of three, Copperman s hands were constant!)' making 
music on the piano. As a child he learned to pla\' all tvpes of music, 
from hip-hop, pop and rock to jazz. After having written songs and 
played the piano for years, he never imagined that he would have a chance 
to work with major music producers. He worked with Peter Zizzo, 
one of the main producers of Avril Lavigne and Vanessa Carlton. He also 
worked with Paul Umbach, who was the producer ol pop sensations 
N*SYNC, Britney Spears and the Backstreet Bovs. He also produced 
jazz singer Vanessa Rubin and jazz pianist Jack)' Terrason. Umbach ga\e 
Copperman advice on how to make it big in the music industry and he 
said, "The key to it all is keep doing it, keep doing it and keep doing it!" 

Every night he was able to hang out in a different songwriter's circle and 
made connections with the different artists. He even had the opportunit)' 
to spend an entire dav in the studio with Arid Mardin. Mardin was one 
of" the main producers who helped to win the Gramni)- for Nora Jones. 
He had also produced names like the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and 
the Bee Gees. 

Writing lyrics to a new song, junior 
Ross Copperman finds Inspiration on 
the Quad. Ross and a few of his friends 
began their own record label, Saton 
Records. I Photo by Kate Sawyer ] 

Ashley Sumner 

Chelsea Swenson 

Ryan Tlbbens 

Kai Tollkuhn 

Matthew Tremonte 

Ashley Verwers 

Timothy Wade II 

Nadine Wagner-Bartak 

Elizabeth Webber 

Kara Wells 

Diane Wetzel 

Carly Wiggs 

Mary Wilke 

Peter Wills 

Sara Woodward 

Lizabeth Workman 



Copperman said he was also used for secretarial purposes like answering 
he phones and getting coffee. At the same rime, he had many oppormniries 

1 get connections and get his name in the hands of the head executives in 
he industr)'. Copperman said, "I had a chance to write for a Fisher Price 
ommercial selling friendship ponies, I wrote a cell phone ring, worked at 

production house doing sound editing lor movies and dealt with clients 
vithin the business." 

Positive feedback was given to him regarding the songs he had written. 
Dne of his bosses noticed his talent while working and asked him if he could 
vork with the production in the companv. Producer Harold Stephan 

oticed Copperman's talent for writing music Ivrics. Stephan said, "Hey 

.OSS, 1 just checked out your song 'Ordinar)-." Nice Job! Keep developing 
'ourself and I think there will be hits in vour future." 

Copperman said that his dream was to produce and write songs in a 
hajor cit\- like New York or Los ^Ajigeles. ^Tien remembering the process 
>f writing a song, he said, "1 usually think of the melody first in my head. 
Then I put the chords on top of the melodv in order to write the song." 

Perforrmlng at the opening of the 
Student Ambassadors Scholarship 
Fundraiser, junior Ross Copperman 
sings his onginal songs to Wilson Hall. 
His numbers ranged from love songs to 
a humorous response to the negative 
review of him by The Breeze. 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

He envisioned that one day he would own his own record label entitled 
"Satori," which means "Enlightment." 

According to Copperman, some things in life were priceless and he 
considered his chance at that internship as one of them. Even though 
the internship was unpaid, he gained an invaluable experience that he 
could not put a price on. During his stav in Chelsea, NY from the 
middle of May until the beginning of July, he allowed himself to be 
exposed to the culture around him. In the evening, his unpaid internship 
forced him to work at a restauranr lounge and do others jobs such as 
bab\'sitting his boss" children and moving furnirure. 

Copperman said, "The hands on experience allowed me to see myself 
building a future career as a song writer." He continued to stay in contact 
with the producers he mer, and hoped that would lead to greater things. 
Because of the opportunit)^ that he had, in the future he may hear one 
of his sonsrs on the radio. 

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Practicing in the nnusic building, music 

professor David Cottrell absorbs the 

music he is playing. Cottrell received an 

Emmy award for the music he wrote 

for the Discovery Channel. 

/ Photo by Kate Sawyer ' 

Tyler Adams 

Erin Altieri 

Jennifer Ash 

Stephanie Ashley 

Jaclyn Badalucco 

Amy Beddoo 

Morgan Bond 

Heather Branscome 

Mary Breault 

Amanda Bremner 

Charity Brogan 

Jennifer Brown 

Jessica Buell 

Sarah Buell 

Brian Clark 

Eboni Cleaves 







jlpfessor finds himself spe^iless after winning an emr 

Like canned laughter, television and movie soundtracks were often an 
integral part of the \'iewing experience that few audience members seemed 
to notice. . .until Associate Music Professor David Conrell made headlines 
and drew attention to the artistr}' of soundtracks. 

Cottrell, who came to the Universit)- in 1996 after 14 years of teaching 
at Shenandoah University, won an Emmy for his musical score tor the 
National Geographic documentary, "Stalking Leopards." Winning the 
Emmy, Cottrell said, "was a complete shock." Cottrell and his business 
partner, Chris Mangum, owners of Cottrell-Mangum Music, had no 
idea that they woiJd be accepting an Emm\' when thev went to New York 
on September 3"*. "We thought we were going there to lose an Emmy," 
Conrell said. "We thought we would just go up and parr\-. We calculated 
we had no chance of winning." 

When the duo arrived at the awards ceremony, they were seated at the 
National Geographic table the\- were ser\ed S450 fillet mignon dishes. 
They were told, "if 'Stalking Leopards' wins, you gu)'s dont talk. Let Nelson 
Funk talk." Funk, who had done the sound for "Stalking Leopards" was 
nominated for three other categories as well. Cottrell sat back in his chair 
comfortably thinking two things: "A. We're not gonna win. B: If we do win, 
I don't ha\'e to talk." 

It was ironic then, that the esteemed professor did ha\e to t^ilk. That year, 
the judges decided to give two awards tor the music and sound categor}-. 
Funk won the first award for another film and left the group to accept 
his Emmy. 

The second award went to none other than "Stalking Leopards." 
Cottrell was stimned. When he and Mangum walked onto stage, Cottrell 
recalled looking for Funk, their designated speaker. Finallw NBC personalis 
Jane Pauley nudged the men toward the microphone and urged them to 
speak, saying, "Gentlemen, this is your Emmy." Mangum spoke first, 
saying his thanks and recognition. He turned to Cottrell. Cottrell leaned 
into the microphone and said, "Ditto." They were then whisked offstage 
in front of the lenses of the famous backstage photographers. Cottrell was 
still in a state of disbelief. 

Following the ceremony, Cottrell and Mangum went to the National 
Geographic party and then let themselves loose in the streets of New 
York. Cottrell fondlv recalled standing on a corner in Times Square with 
his Emmy in his hands and looking around at everything around him. 
"People asked for pictures and autographs," Cottrell said. "I got no 
sleep that night." 

Cottrell took the award to class with him upon his return to show to 
his students. The lifetime achievement was still sinking in for him, but 
his students understood what it meant. "He really knows what he's 
talking about," said senior Music Industry' minor Beau Richards. "I highly 
respect him. He motivated me in class and has supported me in my goals." 



Julie Coleman 
Denise Conley 
Michelle Crouse 
Matthew Cubbage 
Patrick Curtin 
Helen Curtis 
Jacqueline DaSilva 
Peter Day 

Brittany DeLorme 
Kan Deputy 
Kristen Donnelly 
Gretchen Durant 
Jennifer Edwards 
Lisa Enders 
Morghan Ferguson 
Wendy Friedman 




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Working the 


The Breeze offered an exciting pastime that distracted and challenged minds 

Students had a secret passion, an obsession, a ubiquitous goal tucked 
into their pockets and carried with them from class to class — stealthily 
sneaking it out to hide between the pages of notebooks during lectures. 
Students secretly and furtively carried on an unrelenting love affair with 
none other than crossword puzzles. 

Mondays and Thursdays were important days for students. Pulses would 
beat rapidly, palms sweat with the promise ol a new crossword in the twice- 
weekly newspaper The Breeze. Students would rush to their favorite news 
racks, fists would fly, pencils would crack, hair was pulled, and the newspaper 
issues were ripped from the eager hands of fellow students — students who 
had not yet learned the art of the "duck-and-roll." 

It was that one section, that celebrated back page, that the feisty young 
brains were clamoring to read. That little black and grey box held the promise 
of a day's distraction and entertainment in and between classes. "In my night 
class, kids are always scribbling out words, racking their brains over the 
crosswords," said senior Justin Lenart. "They're not paying an ounce of 
attention to the professor." 

Indeed, avoiding the wrath of the displeased professor was a skill students 
had to learn it they were to successfully work on their crossword puzzles 
during class. Perfecting the art of the hidden crossword came with time — 
for most, it took tour complete years of classes. Completion was not just 
about "wit, determination and a decent amount ot intelligence," Lenart 
said. No. It was about stealth. 

As freshmen, students first learned of the sacred text's location — back 
page of the News section. This acclimation to the new collegiate society 
took months. At first, they may have thrown a glance its way, but tossed 

it aside as a "geeky thing" tor brainiacs to enjoy. "I try not to judge," 
said sophomore Alan Trombley. Yet, in not too long, the once reluctant 
freshmen began to indulge their crossword puzzle urges and cast aside the 
supposed judgment of their crossword-less peers. 

As a sophomore, students learned the art of the fold. They discovered 
that they could told the paper in a way that just the crossword puzzle box 
showed, minimizing superfluous newspaper space. Who needed the rest 
of the paper anyway when the crossword was just so good? 

As juniors, ah yes, as masterful juniors, they learned the secrets of the 
hideaway. They discovered through two years of trial and error, of getting 
caught doing the puzzles by their esteemed, whip-cracking professors, that 
by placing the folded paper between the pages of a textbook, then tilting 
the book ever-so-slightly between the desk and the lap, they could easily 
create the illusion for the professor that they were reading the text and taking 
careful notes. But oh, not so. 

Finally, by senior year, sweet senior year, students had learned not only 
to share answers with friends, but more importantly, that there was strength 
in numbers and groups, and motivation in competition. Lenart said of 
two of his on-campus co-workers, "they always had a contest to see who 
could get the crosswords done in the shortest amount of time." Citing his 
wealth of vocabulary words, he would try to help them, but "quickly 
realized it was a lost cause." 

Alas, once students graduated and checked back on The Breeze website 
for updates about their school, they learned that the answers to the 
crosswords were posted on the homepage. 


Knsten Friend 

Julia Gagnon 

Amanda Gardner 

Lindsay Glel 

Candice Gordon 

Amanda Guss 

Tegan Hare 

Austin Hendrick 

Molly Herbstritt 

Ashley Higgins 

Erin Hill 

Virginia Hobson 

Andrew Holben 

Kathenne Inge 

Jennifer Kallenbom 

Julia Kistner 



Almost completed, the Monday issue 
of The Breeze crossword waits to be 
finished. Crosswords were so popular 
that The Breeze made a crossword 
supplement at the end of the semester. 
[ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Working on the crossword in between 
classes, sophomores Kara Feigleson, 
Hannah Moffitt, and Amanda Juhas take 
a big risk by using pens. The Breeze 
puzzles never failed to stump readers 
twice a week. 
/ Photo by Meghan Gwaltney I 


Ashley Langford 
Jennifer Leary 
Heather Linger 
Sage Lipkin 
Katie Lucas 
Ashley McClelland 
Kinnberly McCray 
Jessica McKay 

Katie McPadden 
Carolyn Miller 
Lindsay Miller 
Margaret Miller 
Kristin Mimnn 
Whitney Morris 
Rebecca Nakles 
John Naparlo 



\fy fishing\ 

Instructing his GSCI 104 class, Professor 
Stanley Ulanski gives tips on how to fly 
fish. This was the first semester of fly 
fishing, / Photo by Clare Burchard ] 

Casting in Newman Lake. Professor 
Stanley Ulanski demonstrates to the class 
how It IS properly done. Ulanski had 
much experience in the sport while most 
of the class had never tried it before. 
/ Photo by Clare Burchard I 

Erin O'Keefe 

Kaitlin O'Neil 

Ashley Payne 

Shannon Perry 

Kelly Peterson 

Jennifer Pic 

Rachel Posner 

Timothy Pete 

Christina Razionale 

Andrew Richards 

Jill Rodriguez 

Allison Rossi 

Joanne Rupprecht 

Amanda Sanford 

Bethany Saunders 

Katharine Schuster 





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GSCI class offeffltWechniques of fly fish 

ques of fly fishing 

"Gone fishing" was no longer an excuse to skip class. Rather it was an 
excuse for students to pack up their book bags and meet their professor 
at the nearest stream tor a few hours of casting. 

"Fly Fishing, " the Geology department's newest course, taught the art 
and science of this beloved American sport in an eight-week, one credit 
science class that fulfilled a General Education course requirement. But 
of all science topics, why Fly Fishing? 

Fly-fishing was a sport that required that the participants not onh- have 
patience, but also basic knowledge of physics and biolog\'. Fh- fishermen 
must have understood the biology of the stream environment, the physics 
of refracted light, the importance of water quality, the stream flow and 
the physics involved in casting. The class, designed by renowned fisherman 
and professor Stanley Ulanski, was a creative way to introduce students to 
aspects of science in a practical, unconventional setting. 

Ulanski recently appeared on the History Channel program "The Tackle 
Box" to participate in an hour-long program on the history of fly fishing. 
The seasoned and avid fly fisherman was delighted to bring the sport to 
the University. "I thought [the course] was a unique way to teach basic 
science concepts about the aquatic environment in the context of essentially 
a recreational activity — fly fishing," said Ulanski. 

Valerie King, a junior in Ulanski's course described him as "ver}' chill." 

King enrolled in the class because, "it seemed like the coolest topic out there" 
even though she had never been fly fishing before. King enjo\-ed the class 
because it was, "a fun time in a Rm class." 

Likewise, junior Kim 0\'uka enrolled in the course tor the same reasons — 
because it sounded, "fun and interesting." Ovuka enjoyed the class because, 
"it's basically a crash course in a recreational activity, " and "it does not feel 
like your topical academically based course, especially since we are actually 
going out into the field to practice what we have been taught." 

According to 0\Tika, some of what Ulanski taught his students in\'ol\cd 
"thinking like a trout. Trout, Ovuka said, was the fish that the class 
concentrated on most because it was the most common fish in the area. 

"The point is that trout will adjust to their environment by finding safe 
places to hide from predators, seek shelter from strong currents and hold in 
places where there is food," said Ulanski. "If students understand the 
behavior of the trout stream, then they can increase their chances of possibly 
catching a fish." 

Understanding the aquatic environment and its inhabitants was one of 
Ulanski's goals tor the course. Also an important goal, he added, was the 
catch. "If students understand the behavior of trout in stream, then they 
can increase their chances of possibly catching that fish." 



Matthew Schucker 
Yu-Li Shen 
Anita Singh 
Kristin Smith 
Cameron Topper 
Carolyn Trowbridge 
Rachel Versteeg 
Nancy Vldarte 

Lauren Wallace 
Sharon Warren 
James Weaver 
Leslie Wilson 
Tiffanny Yeatman 
Julia Yuskavage 
Jonathan Zook 



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he new Arts and Crafts Club allows creativity to shine 

Passion for creativit}', friendships, and the aspiration for a finished 
product were among the reasoning behind the new arts and crafts club. 
Art Scene. The club consisted of four members, juniors Morgan Ressa, 
Andrea Spieldenner, Kelly Harris and sophomore Kelly Halliday. Making 
gifts and other collectibles was a hobby of Ressa's that she brought to 
college with her. She would spend nights with her suitemates making 
crafts as a way to get to know her neighbors. 

This common hobby made Ressa think that there were probably others 
at the Universit\' that shared her interests. She and her three friends joined 
the club in hopes to create a circle of friends who would accomplish 
something creative at every meeting. 

Spieldenner, secretary for the organization, said that she joined the club 
because she would never have the time or resources to make gifts all on 
her own. Going to club meetings however allowed her to make time for 
crafts ever)' week. The hardest part of the club was coming up with new- 
ideas but the group found their ideas to be very successful. The club 
decorated letter boxes, made pillows out of towels, made personal jewelry, 
refrigerator magnets, pictures frames, and did some face painting and 
cartoon drawing. They used these crafts as a way to make presents tor family 
and friends in order to save money and make the gifts more personal. 

Taylor Adkins 
Lindsey Adier 

Mernum Ahmad 

Emily Alkman 

Kristen Angster 

Jessie Barth 

Krystle Battistelli 

Emily Booth 

Megan Bove 

Laura Boyer 

Beth Branch 

Jason Brown 

Keisha Brown 

Stephanie Byrne 

Danielle Carbons 

Elizabeth Carter 




Glueing together the bottom of a box, 
sophomore Becca Rotz participates in 
an arts and crafts activity in Transitions. 
The new Arts and Crafts club was open 
to all grades and maprs. / Photo by 
Morgan Riehl I 

Sharing supplies, members of the new 
Arts and Crafts club paint collectible 
trinket boxes. The Arts and Club meet 
weekly with new crafts planned for 
each meeting. / Photo by Clare Buchard I 

The craft meetings allowed each member to momentarily escape from 
the pressures of college life. Every meeting was an opportunity for 
members to express their individuality and creativity with friends. 
Spieldenner said, "I like doing crafts every week. It's a lot of fun and 
gives me a chance to be creative and to relax and to get avva)' from the 
pressure ot school work for a few hours." 

On average, about 30 members came each week for the activities. Ressa 
still wanted to increase the popularit)' of the club. She said, "I want the 
club to remain after all of the leaders are gone." Ressa was influenced by 
her father, an art major and teacher. She said, "I love art, it is a passion 
that I cannot get rid of." She wanted every member of her club to be 
creative with their own techniques, but to also learn new artistic skills. 


A ngela Morgan 

Jennifer Cartis 
Hall Chiet 
Lindsay Church 
Rebecca Cooper 
Kathleen Corrin 
Andrew Dellinger 
Taylor DelMonte 
Neil Dermody 

Meghan DeSanto 
Alyssa Diefenderfer 
Sloane Dills 
Mary Dodson 
Rebecca Edwards 
Ashley Eisenman 
Ashley Forman 
Stacy Freed 




Inviting all students to take advantage 

of the unoccupied space, the old 

bookstore provides both a study area 

and club meeting spot. The old bookstore 

in Warren Hall turned into Transitions 

when the new bookstore was built in 

Godwin parking lot. 

/ Photo by Gina Indellicate 1 

Jennifer Gergely 

Jesse Glampa 

Taryn Goodwin 

Adam Gosney 

Millie Graham 

Eugene Graynovskiy 

Chesney Grizzard 

Julie Gundrum 

Linda Ha 

Cara Hann 

Katie Harmon 

Meredith Harris 

Kevin Nasser 

Peter Heindel 

Adam Hendricks 

Jackie Heppes 





The old bookstore provides a comfortable study spot 

When the University's boolcstore was relocated to its new facility outside 
Godwin, a deserted space was left in Warren Hall. The University Center 
wanted to make the extra room beneficial to students, and thus, created 
Transitions. The new hangout tor students, Transitions was made available 
as a lounge, group study area, vendor space, advertising ;irena and recreational 
realm. The old bookstore was turned into a makeshift student center, filled 
with tables and chairs, couches and even a television. This relaxing 
atmosphere created a prime retreat for students during a long day of classes. 

"I think it is a great place, especially for commuter students who have 
long breaks between classes," said senior Kristy Barnes. "This place lets 
me relax before my next class and the couches are really comfortable." 
The convenient location and availability of space created a refuge from 
the hectic days all students experienced. 

Although the disappearance of the bookstore left bare white walls 
surrounding the room, they were quickly put to use. The undecorated 
empty wall space spurred organizations to use it as an area for advertising. 
Campus organizations and clubs advertised upcoming events, hanging 
large banners from the ceiling and posting fliers on the walls. The makeshift 
student center allowed for creative advertisements with no space restrictions. 
Considering the large number of students who used the hangout, advertising 
in Transitions helped notify more people of upcoming events. Sophomore 
Jennifer Miller said, "Even if I just come here to study, I always leave 

with new information about different events around campus. 1 love the 
location too; I can come here right after my history class on The Quad 
and have a snack with friends." 

Students found the new hangout to be a positive contribution to 
everyday life and the freedom to use the room for whatever intent was 
adopted by students without hesitation. Graduate Kim Turner said, "It 
is really nice, a little loud for libraty work, but a great place to congregate." 

As the name implies. Transitions was billed as being only a temporarily 
unused spot until renovations began. Dave Barnes, Director of the 
University and College Centers, said, "The intention of the empty space 
is and always will be for the students' benefit. Focus groups of students 
and retreats with staff were utilized to determine the final outcome of 
the space. With proper funding, the motivation is to eventually create a 
fun and useful addition for daily student life." 

Junior Fawzia Bhavnagri said, "I really love this place! It is such a cool 
area to sit around with friends and talk. Also, my friends and 1 have 
group study sessions in here before we have tests. Although it will be 
difficult to stop coming here, I'm sure the renovations will make this 
place an even better benefit to students." 

ailin Monahan 

Qa.l.n m, 

Laura Hertzman 
Jessica Hines 
Philomena Hoar 
Jams Holcombe 
Sarah Irby 
Anne Jacoby 
Rahni Jenkins 
LaTasha Johnson 

Megan Johnson 
Megan Kelley 
Travis Kelley 
Mariana Kershteyn 
Janessa Kildall 
Jennifer Kinsey 
Jennifer Klepper 
Audrey Laroche 



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One teacher strives to change misconceptions with Hterature 

History professor, Dr. Phillip Riley wanted to share with his class a i 
story of self-sacrifice, forgiveness, faith and a communal union of brothers. 
He did this with, "The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love and Terror in 
Algeria," a book written by Dr. John Kiser. 

The book exposed a real-life event that took place in Algeria in 1996, 
where seven Trappist monks were kidnapped from their monastery and 
murdered. The people responsible for their murders remained a mystery. 

The book focused on how Muslims and Christians lived together in a 
communitv. It detailed how the two cultures struggled in their attempt 
to accept each other. When word of the tragedy got out about the seven 
monks whose lives were taken, it shocked the entire community. 

The book enabled Riley's students to see the bigger connection of 
others in the world. He explained that the motives of why the monks 
were targeted were unclear. Riley said, "Forgiveness is the key to understanding 
the book. The radical terrorists wanted to kill to show their power. But 
they did not have a reason for targeting the monks." 

Riley said he wanted his students to get two messages from the book. 

The first one being that Islam was not necessarily associated with terrorism 

,ind the second that Islam faced the threat of terrorism as well. These 

messages would clear up common misconceptions held after the tragic 

Reading The Monks of Tibhirine, events of Sept. 11. 
Professor Phillip Riley prepares for his ■ i i i i n i i ■ i a 

class, Riley taught the GenEd class ^^'I'^X recognized the lack of knowledge in the American culture. He 

Critical Issues in a Global Context. sought to have his class be aware of other issues besides those internallv 
/ Photo by Kate Sawyer / 

Alena Lawson 

Annie Layman 

Adam Lee 

Travis Lee 

Lauren Leopold 

Nicole Lodish 

Kristen Maher 

Albin Mailhes 

Patricia Managhan 

Chris Markferding 

Jason Martin 

Lauren Martina 

Nicole Martorana 

Adam Mathews 

Sasha McClain 

Lori McVay 


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aying "The Monks of Tlbhirine," 
lessor Phillip Riley uses the context 
Df this book to educate- The book explored 
the issue of terronsm and its affect on 
the world. / Photo by Kate Sawyer j 

within the U.S. He said, "The book attempts to show the students a 
connection in world histor)'. Students need to keep their eves on events 
that are happening in other parts of the world." 

Senior Melissa Ordorff said, "I learned that the monks relied Fully on 
one another tor strength and guidance. They looked to one another to 
help them identify- their own weaknesses." 

Rilev "ave his students a chance to meet the author of this courageous 
book by inviting Kiser to speak to the community. Kiser came and 
spoke about world events, so students could see the source of where the 
writing came. 

At Riser's presentation he discussed some issues of why the monks were 
killed and said, "The story is a focus on the survival of a communin'. 
You cannot dismiss an entire organization because of one action." 

Ordorff realized that Risers speech was more than just a book about 
monks: it was about the Algerian culture. 

Angela uorgan 

Jesse Mesich 
Heather Miller 
Andrea Molina-Teran 
Brooke Mondy 
Morgan Muelenaer 
Therese Muldoon 
Jennifer Murphy 
Cari Nash 

Jennifer Ng 
Andreea Nicolaescu 
Jennifer Nolle 
Seamus O'Connor 
Erin O'Donnell 
Brian Orr 
Rachel Palenski 
Jennifer Palmisano 



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Landing from a toe-touch, freshman 

Lauren Eubank continues to smile. 

The Dukettes became an integral part 

of Eubank's life early in her college career, 

/ Photo by Morgan Riehl j 

Striking a pose, freshman Lauren Eubank 

finishes a routine at the Parents Weekend 

football game. Eubank began her dance 

career at the age of two 

/ Photo by Morgan Hiehl I 

Ashley Pattie 

Tiffany Payne 

Elizabeth Peter 

Sarah Phillips 

Claire Powers 

Jessica Rasich 

Lindsey Roberts 

Benjamin Rosenberger 

Kaitlin Rowley 

Kristin Rupert 

Megan Russell 

Kelli Savia 

Alexis Scarborough 

Monica Scherer 

Jennifer Schranz 

Katy Schroer 







One fimiman brings youth andexcitement to tlie Dukettes 

"Dancing is a part of who I am, " said freshman Lauren Eubank. She had 
been taught by one of the best, used it as a way to express herself and 
managed to keep her spark for it alive. 

Since the age ot two, Eubank had envisioned herself becoming a great 
dancer She began dancing at Ardell Stone School of Dancing in Roanoke, 
VA and was instructed by Wade Robinson. Even though she was an 
Elementar)' Education major, she did not want to give up her dance career 
"I want to dance as long as I can," she said. 

Never imagining she would be a part of a dance team at a university, 
Eubank challenged herself. She tried out for the Dukettes in April 
before she began school at the University. She was skeptical of her abilit}' 
to compete with the others at tryouts who appeared to love dancing as 
much as she did. Though her stomach was filled with anxierv, she put 
her best foot forward and impressed the judges. "Going from a dance 
studio to making a dance team in college was a big accomplishment," 
Eubank said. 

By strictly appearance, the Dukettes put on a show that made the life 
of a dancer seem glamorous. Other students could not imagine balancing 
school with the amount of time Eubank put into practice each week. 
New dance routines were prepared each week and the Dukettes held 
practice for two hours each day, Monday through Friday perfecting 
their routines. Their dances involved a combination of jazz, hip-hop and 
pom techniques. Not only did Eubank practice with her team, but she 
also spent time several days a week at the g\'m to sta\' in shape. 

E\'en though there was a considerable time commitment with the 
Dukettes, Eubank said it helped keep her on a set schedule. In the fall, the 
team danced at all football games and at basketball games in the winter 
sports season. During the spring semester, the Dukettes performed at 
the Colonial Athletic Association Mens Basketball Tournament and 
also at the NCA Collegiate National Competition. 

Mistakes were evident for even the best dancers, but Eubank said in order 
to be a successful dancer, one must learn to work through those mistakes. 
Learning the "smile and recover" technique was one of the keys to success 
after a mistake. 

Through dancing, Eubank was able to create an outlet that enabled 
her to balance the pressure of her life with the help of the seventeen 
other women on the team. The squad felt like an extended family 
to her. She said, "The\' helped me to ttansition and provided a support 
system." The members advised Eubank with problems ranging from dance 
routines to schoolwork. Her biological familv however, was one of 
her best support systems. She said her entire family and her friends 
would show their love and support by telling her how proud of her they 
are. Eubank said, "Performing is the best feeling in the world" and 
hoped to one day have a studio of her own where she could teach 
the next generation about the beaut)' of dance. 

ristin ciiort 

If ristin cii 

Angela uorgan 

Kathenne Sheldon 
Nathan Shelton 
Samantha Simmons 
Paul Smith 
Richard Smyth 
Kristin Sommers 
Mary Standahl 
Alicia Stetzer 

Amber Swann 
Ashley Swoope 
Ellie Tiemann 
Kathryn Tynes 
Adrienne Vaughn 
Wendy Waldeck 
Audrey Ward 
Hanna Wason 





s gchnnis 

overnor MarkWarner speaks about funding, teachers and the school system 

Virginia Governor Mark Warner spoke to Universit)' students and tacult)' 
about education reform on Thursday, Sept. A'^ in the College Center. 
The visit was part of a three-day, seven-city tour of The Commonwealth 
to promote his, "Education for a Litetime" initiative. 

The initiative was a series of six reforms focusing on multiple levels of 
education. Warner realized reaching the goals of this proposal would be 
difficult. "This coming year we are facing a rough budget," he said. 

To keep up the states minimum school requirements, known as the 
Standards of Learning, Warner intended to propose full fltnding — S525 
million, which did not include the estimated cost of $324 million if 
changes were made to the standards. 

Savings from the initiatives could eventually pay for the program 
throughout the years. Warner said, "Every dollar saved can be reinvested 
in public education." 

One of the six reforms addressed the recruitment and retention of good 
teachers. "Next to parents, the single greatest indicator of a student's 
ability to achieve in education is the quality of the teacher. It is more 
important than the school building and it's more important than the 
classroom size," Warner said. 

In the next 10 years Warner estimated that 33,000, nearly 40 percent 
of Virginia public school teachers, are expected to retire while 32,000 
students are predicted to enter the public school system within the next 
two years alone. 

Warner believed this astonishing loss in teachers was not due solely to 
retirement, but also because Virginia schools are not able to compete in 
the areas of faculty pay and resources. 

Another important and promising aspect of the initiative provided 
high school students with the opportunit)' to gain college credit their 
senior year. Senior Year Plus was a program designed to allow senior 
students to earn up to a full semester of college credit before leaving 
high school. "That is a direct 55,000 benefit to parents," Warner said, 
based on the average cost of in-state tuition of college. 

Warner believed the initiatives would have a positive impact on ever;- 
person in Virginia and many students and faculty were looking forward 
to the implementation of the governor's proposal. "Now I believe we've 
got to make available to every person in Virginia a system of education 
that starts with preschool and doesn't even end when you leave JMU, 
but goes throughout your whole working career," Warner said. 

Warner also visited Virginia Commonwealth University, Norfolk State 
Universit}' and Northern Virginia Community* College. The tour ol The 
Commonwealth ended Friday with stops at Woodrow Wilson Elementary 
School and the University of Virginia. 


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Elizabeth Wesner 

Bnttani Wesolowski 

Elizabeth Wheless 

Chnsta White 

Claire Williamson 

George Wilson 

Sara Wist 

Mary Worden 

John Yurkow 




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Being greeted by students. Governor 
Mark Warner meets the listeners of his 
speech. Warner spoke at several 
universities to promote his views on 
current education in Virginia. 
/ Photo by Nathaniel Clarkson I 

Speaking on "Education for a Lifetime," 
Governor Mark Warner lectures at the 
College Center. Warner spoke about 
the necessity of educational reform. 
/ Photo by Nathaniel Clarkson I 






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men's tennis 


women's tennis 


track & field 

Staring down the target, senior Adam 

Wtieatcroft draws back his bow. 

Wheatcrott was a three time Collegiate 

All American champion and an 

inspiration to all those on the archery 


[ Photo Courtesy of Erin Fitzgerald 1 


spring sports 


"I think the team unity is great." - Kelly Clark, Women's Recurve 


By: Erin 

Front Row: Jcnnilet Kiscr. Megan Bowker. Kristen Hang, Nichole Kimbai, Kelly Clark; Second Row: 
Caleb Heller, James Kim, Siephanie Pyh-pchuk. Katrina Weiss, .Andrew Holben, Ryan Segura 
Back Row, Coach Andy Puckett. Brad Fiala, Adam Wheaccroli, Bobby Parr. Josh Miller, Ian DeV'ivi, 
David Allen, Coach Bod Rvder 


Senior Adam W licatcrok liad more aLLomplishnients b\ the young age of 21 than most people fulfill 
in .1 !itetimer?f?SCccessfcl as NjCTicauroft w.iiThe always 1f?pt a hufnHe demeanor. In tact, many of his friends 
never knew how amazing his accolades in archery were. Although he was one of the top archers in the world, 
he wanted people to know him for his sense of humor, love of all sports and academic achievements. 
To Wheatcroft, archery was simply something he did well. 

By the age of 1 8, Wheatcroft had been a member of the Jimior United States Archery Team for four years. 
He had also earned his way to two consecutive Junior World Championships. The first was held in Sweden 
in 1998, the second in France in 2000. Wfien Wheatcroft competed in Sweden, he was one of the youngest 
competitors and was a fresh face on the 
world scene. His nerves ot steel, 
quickness and accuracy made the other 
competitors wonder, "who is this kid? 
In Sweden, Wheatcroft stood on the first 
place podium twice, once tor an 
individual gold medal and again for 
team gold. When competing in France, 
Wheatcroft was the defending world 
champion. For anyone else attempting 
to defend this title, nerves might have 
beaten them, but not Wheatcroft. He 
again won the individual gold and 
guided his team to gold as well. This 
was a feat that not many accomplish, let alone someone at such a young age. During these years, he also 
had broken seven world records, two ot which remain todav. 

When Wheatcroft arrived at the Universit)' four years ago, he was joining the best collegiate archery team in 
the nation. While at the University, Wheatcrott won the National Indoor Archery tournament and the 
Collegiate National Outdoor Championships twice. In 200 1 , Wheatcroft won the National US Open, which 
had him shooting against all the professional and amateur archers trom around the world. While attending 
the University, Wheatcroft also qualified as a senior member of the United States Archery Team. 
Academically, Wheatcroft was a three time Collegiate All-American and Academic All-American. He also earned 
his way to another world tournament, this time in Thailand. In 2002 Wheatcroft represented the school 
and the United States at the World University Games. There, Wheatcroft won his third straight individual 
and team world title, an accomplishment unmatched by anyone ot the same age, in any sport. People, 
who knew how skilled Wheatcroft was, expected nothing less than another win at a world tournament. 

Alter winning his second national collegiate title tor the Universit)', Wheatcroft was diagnosed with 
brain cancer. He received treatments between his junior and senior year and felt well enough to return to the 
Universit)' to begin his senior year. By October of 2003, the cancer had unexpectedly spread to his spine 
and with no treatments available, Wheatcroft died on October 28'''. 

Wheatcroft represented what the enure saident-athletic community strove for, but tew actually ever achieved. 

Wheatcroft was perhaps one of the greatest athletes ever to have graced the campus, representing this Universit)' 

on a national and international level. His name and achievements were written torever in histor)-, but the 

way he influenced everyone he met left a lasting impression that could never be recorded or written tor others 

to experience. Adam Wheatcroft's image will forever be represented in the endless sweat, tears and energ)' that 

University student-athletes poured into their passions day after day. 

Looking through their scopes, the 

Archery team views their shot- 

The Dukes closed out the season 

with a 27-1 record. 

/ Photo courtesy of Stephanie 

Pylypchuk I 




Taking aim, sophomore Bobby Parr 
prepares to release his bow. Parr 
was part of the men's team won 
the silver medal. 
/ Photo courtesy of Stephanie 
i^'lypchuk I 


Focusing on her next move, 

freshman Katnna Weiss stands 

firm. Weiss was the Dukes top 

finisher at the U.S. Intercollegiate 


/ Photo courtesy of Stephanie 

f\lypchuk I 

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Megan Bowker 





Team Captain 

Collegiate Ail-American 

1 St at Atlantic City Archery Classic 

2nd at Regional Indoor Tournament 

2nd at NY State Indoor 

2nd at NJ State Indoor 

1 St at VA State Indoor 

1st at U. S. Battle of Bull Run 

6th at United States Intercollegiate 

.\rcher)' Championships (USL\CS) 

World Uni\ersir\- Archen,- Team 

-tth at the Worid Universit)' Games in Korea 

Set world record with two teammates 

and won eold medal in team round 

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Clarkston, MI 


U. S. Intercollegiate i « 


Collegiate All-^American 

1 St at Atlantic City Archery Classic 

1st at NY State Indoor 

1st at NJ State Indoor 

1 St at VA State Indoor 

2nd at U. S. Indoor/East Region 

2nd at U. S. Battle of Bull Run 

X'oted Mens Team's most outstanding archer 

.Member of Duke's men's compound and 

mixed compound teams that were U. S. 

intercollegiate runners-up 





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South Carolina 






Wake Forest 



Wake Forest 



George Washington 






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Central Connecticut 






Virginia Tech 



Cleveland State 






St. Johns 



St. John's 



St. John's 






Virginia Tech 



Wright State 



Wright State 



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William & Mary 



William & Mary 



William & Mary 

































George Mason 



George Mason 



George Mason 



Penn State 



Penn State 









UNC Wilmington 



UNC Wilmington 



UNC Wilmington 






Old Dominion 



Old Dominion 



Old Dominion 



William & Mary 



VA C^ommonweahh 

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With a determined look on his 
face, senior Mitch Maiey pitches 
the ball. The Dukes went on to 
win the first game of the tripple 
header against William and Mary. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl ! 


After hitting a homerun, senior 
Eddie Kim is congratulated by his 
teammates. Kim finished his college 
career by tieing Dukes 36 home 
run record. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


Sliding in safely, sophomore Mike 
Butia steals second base. As a 
freshman Butia was named Rookie 
of the year. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 

Front Row: Brian Lcathenvood, Travis Miller, jamic Hansbcrry. Travis Ebaugli. Man Sluder. Shea 
Harris, .Scan Loso. Mike Cowgill; Second Row: Nate Schill. Skyler Doom, Brent Metheny. Matt 
Dcuciilcr. Kurt Isenberg. Mitch Rigsby. Nathan Doyle, Matt Bristow, Jitstin RufFin. Geoff Dcgenet, 
Pat Riley; Back Row; Associate Head Coach Chuck Bartlett. Gteg Ncsbitt, Mitch Moses, Eddie Kim, 
Chris Cochran, Rick McKernan, Jake Gaiser, Mike Trussell, Mitch Maley, Mike Butia, Alan Lindsey, 
Dan Santobianco, Clay McKim, Head Coach Spanky McFarland, Assistant Coach Ryan Brownlee, 

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Five team members suffered broken bones, two underwent surgery, inclement weather 
cancelled practices and games, and the team lost key junior pitchers when they signed to 
professional teams. Yet even with these setbacks, the team ended the season with a record of 
44-16 and finished first in the Colonial Athletic Association regular season. 

Head Coach Spanky McFarland telt that the 
season went well individually, but that improvements 
needed to be made overall. "We started the season 
with a tough loss and ended with a tough loss," 
stated McFarland, who was assisted by Chuck 
Bartlett, Ryan Brownlee and lay Sullenger. The 
first game the team played was against the 
national runner-up. South Carolina and the Dukes 
suffered a tough loss after playing overtime into 
eleven innings. Their season ended with a loss to 
William and Mary from a three-run homer in the 
ninth inning. "We never really got on a roll," stated 
McFarland, "but we were definitely playing better 
by the end of the year." 

The season was one of individual improvements 
for the baseball team. Seven players were drafted 
by professional teams. First basemen Eddie Kim 
and left-handed pitcher Kurt Isenberg were both 
selected in the fourth round of the First-Year 
Player Draft conducted by Major League Baseball, 
Kim was drafted by the Oakland Athletics and 
Isenberg by the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Right-handed pitcher Rick McKernan was signed 
as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles. Shortstop 
Nathan Doyle was drafted by Detroit and his twin 
brother, left-handed pitcher Jared Doyle, was 
picked up by Arizona last year. Others drafted 
were catcher Matt Deucler to the Chicago White 
Sox and third base Brent Metheny to the Seattle 
Mariners. Mike Trussel went to the Baton Rouge 

Riverbats' independent team. Although going on to play professionally was a huge accom- 
plishment for the players, the Dukes lost these key team members. However, the team viewed 
the losses as an opportunity for some of its younger or less experienced players to receive 
more thorough training. 

Kim was the first player to ever receive the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year 
Award two years in a row. He held a career batting average of .407 and made 99 hits, doubles and 
RBI's in the past season alone. Isenberg had 186 strikeouts and 93 walks in 215 career innings. 

Major League Baseball took some of the team's best pitchers, but this gave some of the 
younger pitchers the opportunity to develop their skills throughout the season. Although 
pitching was a vital part of the team's success, it was not the only aspect concentrated on. The 
Dukes ended up leading the league in hitting. With a great deal of dedication, the team worked 
through all of their losses. 

By: Gary Bell 

Ipt-t-hann nit-rhpr 


Greg Nesbitt 

Drumore, PA 


ERA: 5.57 

Struck out 24 

Won 3, Lost 2 

Pitched 32 and 1/3 innings 




By: Ashley 

Front Row: Jesse Collins, Samantha Warner, Beth Davis, team co-capiain Lisa St.tedt. team co-capiain 
Gail Decker. Rachel Sappington, Kari Pabis. Lisa Sager; Secontl Rowr Assistant Coach Gussie Habeck, 
Liwy King, Lauren Pyke, Jessica Brownritlge, Carrie Martell, Lyndsay Graham, Meghan Hannum, 
Betsey Priest. Brooke McKenzie, Kara Beatt)'. Aniy Altig, Athletic Ttainet Erica Shaya; Back Row: 
Assistant Coach Heather Dent, Lindsay Weiner, Marissa Ciancio. Johanna Buchholz. Ashlee Dardine, 
Jessica Beard, Christin Polak, Natalie Shore, Carolyn Brophy. Elise Betnier. Erin Chander. Head Coach 
Kellie Young. 

anl^^J^I^Hgeyiei^^Bre^^^^Hcr^Hl^eason. Not only did 
Tey win me L^oIonTal rttnletic Associanon Cnampionship^nq' alsc^TTad^T to the round 
ot the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. Both were amazing accomplish- 
ments for the team considering they had staff changes in the middle of the season. 

"The team did great this year. We really came together and played like a team. We worked 
extremely hard all year to prepare ourselves for a tough season and we came out successful, " 

junior goalkeeper Amy Altig said. This success was 
proven through their season record, 13-6 overall, 
and 6-1 in CAA games. "We accomplished one of 
our major goals and that was to be CAA champs. 
Although we did not make it as far as we would 
have liked in the NCAA's, our team gained valuable 
NCAA experience that will help us next year," said 
junior attacker Jessica Brownridge. 

Throughout the season, the girls had key games 
that helped them to reach their CAA championship 
goals. "Our victory over Maryland gave us added 
confidence. Also, our Virginia game, even though 
we ended up losing by one, was a great example of 
the potential of our defense," senior mid-fielder 
Gail Decker said. 
Altig said, "1 think it was a big accomplishment 
for our team, beating the undefeated Maryland, beating Dartmouth and contending with Duke 
and the University of Virginia. I am extremely proud of how our team did this season." 

The season was not only about games for the girls. "One word can describe our team and 
that word is 'family.' I have never met a greater group of people that work so hard and give 
everything they have to help their teammates," said Altig. She continued, "We are a team unlike 
any other. For us to spend every day together for the entire school year and even more time 
with each other at practice and during the season shows how much we care about each other, 
especially since we all live together, too. There is just a true sense of caring and trust on our 
team that I have never experienced with any other team. " Other team members agreed. "We 
are a family. We all get along great. It is comforting to know that I have thirty sisters! We had 
awesome leadership throughout the season and a great chemistry both on and off the field," 
said Brownridge. 

The team went through changes this season. In the coaching staff, Kellie Young became the 
team's new head coach, replacing former coach, Jennifer Ulehla. "Kellie, our new coach, 
brought in a new energy and different coaching style," said Decker. "Kellie's commitment to this 
team and the things she did for us as a team was unlike any other season. Playing tor two 
different coaches in the past two years has shown me different coaching styles and different 
mindsets. Each coach that I have played for here has helped to make this program what it is 
now, " said Altig. 

Brownridge said, "We came together as a team and pulled through hard times together. We 
were and still are a very close-knit bunch. Every game is important, and we always play to win 
and win big." 

Standing strong, lunior midfielder 
Johanna Bucliolz, begins the draw 
against Dartmouth. The Dukes 
defeated Dartmouth 6-4 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 



Cradling the ball, junior mid-fielder 
Gail Decker makes a spnnt toward 
the goal. Decker lead the Dukes as 
their Co-Captain for the 2003 season 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl / 

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Penn State 






Old Dominion 



NX'illiam & Man' 









Loyola, MD 















George Mason 












George Mason 



Old Dominion 







Gail Decker 

Baltimore, MD 


Goals: 51 

Points: 70 

Assists: 19 

Shooting Percentage: .468 

Draw Controls: 43 

Minutes Played: 1,094 

Ground Balls: 60 


Tewaaraton Trophy nominee for nation's 

top player 

I\';'LCA/U.S. Lacrosse ,\11-America 

second team and 

.-MloAmerica second team 

.\li-South Region second team 

,\11-G\A first team 

C,\A ;\]i-Tournament Team 

IWTCA .Academic Honor Roll 

Maneuvering around her defender, 
senior Lisa Staedt looks for an 
open teammate- Staedt was CAA 
lacrosse player of the year. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 




By: Gary Be 

Front Row: Lauren Cunis, Kara Schwind, Krista Broiemarkle. TricL.i ix t ; in iiid \.it.ilii Bur J 
Second Row; Head Coach Kane Fly-nn. Megan Smith. Kelly Berkeincier. Leah Evert. Laura Hunt. 
Marcia Nichols. Assistant CToach Lisa Ciavardini. and Assistant Coach Cheryl Denny; Back Row: 
Briana Carrera. Liz George, Katie Jaworstd. Ashlee Schenk. Lisa Perdew. Kristi Nixon. Nikki Dunn, 
and Leah Conley. 

rh^Hond seas^Bf woi^Hs^^H)'^P^^^^B'ec^^^^^cl^Hiig^hat the Dukes were 
prepared to face up to. Wnu^neseason recorc^vas ^^^^me tean^Ia\ed in thirty games 
decided by two runs or less. The players were dedicated and strong, never gi\ing up during a 
game regardless of the score. 
Head Coach Katie Flynn guided the team through a promising first year and continued to 

be a dedicated coach to the ten returning players 
and six newcomers. Assistant Coach Cheryl Denny 
returned for a second year and Lisa Ciavardini 
joined for her first season as an assistant coach. 
Outfielder Leah Evert, pitcher Leah Conley and 
third basemen Kara Schwind were the team captains. 
^Tiile their record was not as strong as the previous 
year, the team improved a great deal overall, especiall)' 
on the offensive end. The team batting average 
went up il points and the slugging percentage 
went up 69 points. Flynn was pleased with the 
team's progression. "For being just the second varsirv 
season, we have very much improved from top to 
bottom," Flynn stated. "We lost 15 games by only 
one run, which means that we were that close, that 
often," commented Flynn. 
The girls opened their season in February with the Triangle Classic Tournament in Raleigh, 
N.C. While part of the tournament was cancelled due to inclement weather, the teams sti 
managed a 3-1 win against Fordham Universin'. They lost 4-0 to the University of Wisconsin 
and were unable to play any more games due to rain. 

Two key games of the season were against Virginia Tech and Tulsa. On March 1 2, the Dukes 
opened at home with a doubleheader against Virginia Tech. The Hokies won the first game 
10-2, but the Dukes managed a strong comeback in the second game. At the bottom 
ot the fourth inning, the Hokies were leading 4-1 until Schwind hit a double, 
sending Briana Carrera and Lauren Curtis in. Scoring four more runs in the bottom 
of the sixth, the Dukes ended the game strong with a 7-4 win. 

Just one week later, the team faced Tulsa in a doubleheader, losing the first game 
and then making a strong comeback in the second game, with a final score in the 
second game of 2- 1 . 

The team panicipated in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Western Athletic Conference 
and Big Ten competition. They were a threat to the other teams in all ot tlie tournaments. 

The Dukes finished the season 5-9 in the Colonial Athletic Association championship. 
Curtis, starting center fielder, won two consecutive CAA Rookie of the Week awards, 
first playing against Drexel and then against Towson. 

A number of players achieved individual goals while being assets to the team. 
Curtis and pitcher/shortstop Carrera, both freshmen, were selected as the team's 
Most Valuable Players. Utility player junior Katie Jaworski and catcher junitir 
Ashlee Schenk were both members of the All-CAA second team. 


Playing against Deleware, Lauren 
Curtis, went 2-3 including a walk. 
Curtis was the 2003 CAA Co- 
Rookie of the year 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


Slidi[";g bac.\ :o t,ist oasc, t:uoi'ii':',d[T 
Brianna Carera makes it safe after 
a fly ball. The Dukes went on to 
win the first game of a double 
header against George Mason. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl / 



Briana Carrera 

San Diego, CA 


ERA; 2.39 
Batting Avg: .323 
Slugging Percentage: .490 
Games Played: 48-of-49 
Runs: 20 
Doubles: 8 
Triples: 7 
Total Bases: 74 


Team Co-MVP 

CAA Rookie of Week 

CAA Player of the Week 

Ranked 1 1 th among National Leaders 

in most triples per game 

13-game hitting streak 

Hit over 300 with the most RBI's 

Delivering a pitch, sophomore tri- 
captain Leah Conley plays against 
George Mason at the end of the 
season. Conley carried the Dukes 
in their 2003 season with 118 
innings pitched. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 

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Norfolk State 













UNC Wilmington 



Appalachian State 



North Carolina A & T 




Maryland Bait-Co. 







Virginia Tech 



Virginia Tech 



Maryland Balt-Co. 






St. Francis-Pa. 



Maryland Balt-Co. 









Robert Morris 






Penn State 









George Washington 
George Washington 












































George Mason 



George Mason 



George Mason 





Lunging forward, senior Mil<e 
Hendricl<sen prepares to bacl<hand 
the ball. Hendricksen was the 
Dukes' top seed senior. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl / 

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George Washington 



Washington & Lee 


William & Marv 


West Virginia 









UNC Wilmington 






Norfolk State 






Virginia Intermont 



Mary Washington 



George Mason 










UNC Wilmington 


Va. Commonwealth 4+1 Invitational 


Norfolk State 


VA Commonwealth 





CAA Men 

's Tennis Champsionship 


UNC Wilmington 


tennis plaver 


John Snead 

Richmond, VA 


Singles Spring 
Record: 10-8^ 


ITA-Scholar Athlete (Varsity Letter 

Winner and a 3.5 GPA) 

Freshman on Team 

Moved from playing No. 5 Singles to 

plaving No. 2 Singles 

Helping the Dukes win over the 
Patriots, freshman Michael 
McGettigan volleys the ball. 
McGettigan followed in his father's 
footsteps as a Duke tennis team 
member 26 years later 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl] 



"It made college life easier when you ha ve a good set of friends like the 
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Front Row: Jose Acuna. Mike McGcttigan, Mike Hendricksen. John Sncad. Clint Morse Back Row: 
Matt Chenauit, Craig Anderson, Bryan Knehr. John Alexander Jaussen, Head Coach Steve Sccord. 

The Men's tentiHel^Hc^Kli^Birou^H d^^Hlt star^bi^Hanaged^B:iuil 

team to finish witn a bang, placin^ounh in the^)lonial Aniletic Association. 
Coach Steve Secord said, "The season went pretty well. We are still trying to adjust because we 

lost scholarships, and it was a hard season, but we did well overall." Freshman John Snead agreed, 

"We started off slow but, came together at the end of the year to win our last five of six matches." 
Even though they had a rocky start the team learned lessons in becoming better players. "They saw 

that throughout the season they could develop and get better," said Secord. Senior Colin Malcolm said, 

"I have been able to hit against other 

teammates that push me to improve. The 

amount of time put into practice helps 

to fine-tune the strokes." 
With this improvement throughout 

the season the team came back to play 

key matches. "Last April we were playing 

Hofstra and the match was tied up 3-3. 

It was coming down to my singles match," 

said Malcolm. "I won it in the tiebreaker 

(7-5) to win the set 7-6. This was the 

first match that actually came down to 

me and I was victorious." Secord said, 

"We beat UNCW over spring break 

and that was an important game, because 

we then beat Delaware and Hofstra the 

next day, and then Townson. It was a good weekend with some tight games," Secord said. 
The team's shared interests helped the team to bond and to become friends. "The team gets along very 

well. We are definitely like a sports fraternity. We go out to team dinners before matches and have fun 

celebrating victories at parties. Everyone is dedicated to tennis and schoolwork," said Malcom. Snead 

said, "We got along great. It made college life easier when you have a good set of friends like the guys 

on the tennis team." According to Secord the team worked well together even though the dynamics of 

the team was always changing and different people step up and take leadership postions. "They get behind 
one another. They cheer and take care ot their teammates," he said. 

Although this season was not very different from past seasons, Secord said, there 
were some slight things that made it stand out. "Being my third year on the team I 
think the overall season for us was a typical one. We battled out for fourth and 
fifth place at the conference tournament in April. In the early part of the spring 
semester the team was finding a hard time getting the right doubles combinations 
and lost five in a row early, but towards the end of the season we won six out of 
the last seven matches," Malcolm said. 

Secord said, "We have good leaders that are passing the torch on to other 
vounger players." 

Stepping up for the return, senior 
Bn/an Knehr focuses on the ball 
As one of two seniors, Knehr 
helped earn/ the team. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

By: Ashley 


men's tennis 


Lunging for the ball, junior Margie 
Zesmger backhands it over the 
net. Zesmger was named to the 
CAA all conference second team. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl / 


'Much of our 

team's success can be contributed to_the strong bonds that we 
is.'flBi^^Hr MpwfliP 


By: Ashley 


Decome more united as a team 

"The greatest aspect of our team is our ability to get along. Everyone on the team respects one another and is 
always willing to help another teammate out. Much of our team's success can be contributed to the strong bonds 
that we all hold with our teammates," said senior Spencer Brown. Junior Rebecca Vandereist said, "Team unity is 
one of the greatest parts of JMU women's tennis. Over the year we all bonded really well and clicked both on and 
off the court." 

Junior Krisren Veith agreed with the other girls about the team. "Everyone's personalities just really seemed to 
click. Also, the doubles teams all worked well together and we had a lot of depth in the singles lineup," she said. 

"This year it was nice to have a great group of girls that got along and worked hard," said Coach Maria Malerba. 
She added that, "They are a low maintenance kind of team with few dramas. They are coachable, and all get along 
This team makes coming to work everyday fun." Brown said, "Overall, this year 1 thought we did a tremendous 
job. A fairly young team offered us great depth and talent. Those who were upperclassmen on the team were great 
leaders and were able to motivate the team throughout the 

The season was not all just fun and games. The team had a 
13-6 record. "Our conference matches were important games 
for us. We were fourth and UNC Wilmington was fifth. If 
they beat us it was a big deal because it determined the seed 
in the conference tournament," said Malerba. The team 
managed to beat Wilmington and was fourth in the confer- 
ence behind three nationally ranked teams. 

"I thought we had a good spring. We won four matches by 
four to three. They were tight matches, but we pulled those 
out against strong teams. All in all, I was happy with how we 
did," said Malerba. Vandereist said, "As a team we improved 
too, each player was playing at a higher level of ability at the 
end of the year then at the beginning." 

As the season progressed, the team continued to learn and 
grow stronger as players. "I have definitely improved as a player. 1 am physically stronger because of our weight lifting 
program and I've been able to consistently practice with and compete at a higher level. My overall knowledge of the game has 
also grown and has allowed me to win matches not only through physical ability, but also through mental ability," said Brown. 

Being a close-knit team helped them not only off the court, but on as well. Malerba said, "You hope your players arc 
learning something all the time. Winning those tight matches is important. Players cant just win one match and think the 
team will win. In tennis it is not just an individual match, but plaving well as a group is important. " 

Front Row: Rcbcccj Vandereist. Shell Crover. Margie /.esinger. Kristcn Veith Back Row: Kristin 
Nnrdstrom. S[tenccr Brown. Paige Mowry, Ashley Reyher. 



tennis pif 





Singles Spring 
Record: 11 of 18 


ITA Academic All-American 

GPA above 3.5 

Played at No. 4 singles 

Partnered with Kristen Veith and played 

No. 1 doubles 

Attended NCAA Leadership Conference 

Displaying her backhand skill, 
sophomore Rebecca Vanderelst 
plays hard against the Spiders. 
Vanderelst was the Dukes number 
four seed in singles. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl j 

Showing the power behind her 
forehand, freshman Kristin 
Nordstrom defends her singles 
match. Nordstrom was named 
team MVP winning 20 matches. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

thp stat-s 1 




Virginia Tech 





UNC Wilmington 

William & Mary 






Rhode Island 








Austin Peay 





Norfolk State 



George Mason 




George Washington 










UNC Wilmington 

William & Marv 


CAA Women's Tennis Champsionship 

William & Mary 



women's tennis 


By: Cary Bell 

i^Baclv c^B^^^Bod wo^H har^Hr(^^^^^ t^^^^^^^^^^^^o improve individually and 
as a whole, learn members were successful at improving their times and overall performances. 

The outdoor team participated in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships on April 1 8 and 19. Many team members 
got high rankings at the tournament. Senior Eric Braxton placed first in the 400 meter and junior Aaron Lindsay placed third 
place. Senior Dwight Norris placed first in 400 hurdles; sophomore Bill Meador placed second in the 3000 steeplechase, and 
sophomore Ted Herbert got third place in the 5000 meter. Braxton, freshman Paul Cawley, Lindsay and Norris got second 
place in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:15.98. Their relay time was low enough to meet the Intercollegiate Association of 

Amateur Athletes of America qualifying standard. 

The IC4A Outdoor Championships took place in Princeton, NJ on the weekend 
of May 16. Braxton placed 18th in the 400 meter trials. Sophomore Allen Carr 
ranked 17th in the 1500 trials and sophomore Evan Kays followed Carr close 
behind with place. Norris, Braxton, Cawley and Lindsay 
placed 1 Ith in 4x400 trials with a time almost two seconds 
lower than the relay made in the CAA championships. The 
4x400 and the 4x800 relays constantly placed highly during 
the season, helping out the team as a whole. 

The indoor team went to Boston, M.A. on the weekend of 
March 8 to take part in the IC4A Indoor Championships. 
The Dukes tied for sixteenth out of 80 schools. Among the 
teams competing were Penn State, Seton Hall, Georgetown, 
Rutgers, lona and West Virginia. Senior Anthony Wallace 
received first place in the long jump; Wallace was a three-time 
IC4A Champion. Other team members also competed well 
and placed in the championships. 

The women's team also made a great deal of improvement, 
both individuallv and collectively. "The track season was one 
of adjustment and growth for the entire team. There were a 
lot of personal records for individual athletes," said Kelly Cox, 
the women's team head coach. 

The Virginia Tech Track and Field Challenge went especially 
well for the team. At the meet, junior Jennifer Lapetoda won 
the 5000 meters in an Eastern College Athletic Conference- 
qualifying time of 17 minutes, 22.17 seconds. Senior MoUie 
DeFrancesco finished third in the 3000 meters in 9:42.83, 
meeting the ECAC standard and it was the seventh-fastest 
indoor 3,000 meter clocking in school. Also at the meet, 
sophomore Brittany Williams cleared a personal-record 5 feet 
4.5 inches in the high jump. 
The women's team came in fourth in the CAA Championships. 
Sophomore TifFan\- Hall was a CAA Champion in the 400 meter hurdles and the onfy athlete to qualify 
for the NCAA Regionals in outdoor track and field. 

Bill Walton, the men's head coach, was involved with track and field at the school for rwent)' years and 
has shown great skill in helping team members reach their personal goals. It was Cox's first year as head 
coach for the women's team. They were assisted by John McMillian and Marianne Maj. 

Ffont Row: Sarah Kirttand. ]cn BufT. Liz Porcmsky. Tiffany Cross, Jessica Tusing. Katie Losier. Cindy 
[>inham. Shehara Chitiy. Nelly Anderson; Second Row: Chelsea Henderson, Megan Zetnanik, 
Lauren Gabler. VCliitney Dunbar. Cadierine Sequin, MoUie DeFrancesco. Claire Wood, Kristin 
Saunders; Third Row: Lynsie Batde, Sydney Binney. Marri Nysewander, Brinany Yates, Cristal 
Clarke, Kelly Stemp, Lashaunda JelTerson, Germaine Schneider, Fourth Row: Cait Fiocchi, Shannon 
Saunders, Jackie Bryan, Ashley Payne, Candice Cordon. Tracj- Towne, Melanie Bryant; Back Row: 
Lori Caucr, Tiffany Hail, Bnnany Williams, Casey Rasc(}e, Katherine Sigler. Meredith Rothrock, Char 

Front Row: Alpha Kiflu. Anthony Wallace, Byron Dunham, Kyle Hawke. Phil Acosta; Second Row: 
Aaron Lindsay. Josiah Cadlc. David Bolton, Travis Lambert, John Fraser. Allen Carr; Third Row: 
Assisuni coach John McMillian, .Mark Bahnuk, Colin Chapman, E%-an Kays, Barry Rodgcrs, Dwight 
Norris, Nick Noe; Back Row: Paul Cawley, Ted Hcrben, David Miller, Mike Durso,Bili Meador, Ian 
Scoft. Chris Willb, 



Rounding the corner, freshman 
Mike Durso competes In the 
1 500, Durso was named the CAA 
Commissioner's Academic Award 
winner / Photo courtesy of 
Athletic Photgraphy I 

Clearing the hurdle, freshman 
Travis Lambert races toward the 
finish line. Lambert placed first in 
the 2000 steeplechase at The 
JMU invitational. I Photo 
courtesy of Athletic Photgraphy ! 

5ii''irf5 A^iJ['Uef^ ' 


Tiffkny Hall 


.\nn .'\rbor, MI 

Personal Bests: 

55m hurdles- 


100m hurdles- 





400m hurdles- 1:00. 57 

500m-l: 17.32 


CAA Championship: 

1st place in 400m hutdles 
2nd place in 1600m relay 

Penn Relays: 

29th piace in 400m hurdles 
34th place in 1600m relay 

JMU Invitational: 

2nd place in 400m hurdles 
1st place in 1600m relay 

ECAC Championship: 

1 6th place in 400m hurdles 
6th place in 1600m relay 

NCAA Regional Championship: 
28th place in 400m hurdles 


soq_. isoo. .Ik, & 

Evan Kays 

Batesville, AK 

Personal Bests: 

800 (1:54 (R)) 
3000 (8:35.57) 


Mar)'land/PVA Invitational (15:00.37): 

1st place in the 5000 
Father Diamond Invitational: 

ran second leg for the first-place 

4x800 relay team 
Penn State National Open (8:29.88): 

17th place in the 3000 
George Mason Winter Open (4:09.35): 

1st in the mile 
DMR at the Colonial Relays: 

2nd place 
CAA Championships: 

15th place in the 1500 
Penn Relays: 

ran fourth leg for the 30th-place 

finishers in the 4x800 relay 
JMU Invitational (3:53.40): 

9th place in the 1500 
1C4A Outdoor Championships: 

29th place in the 1 500 trials 


track & field 





^'V^^^ ^lUp 



Breaking Lehigh's offensive sprint, 
sophomore Danny Sheridan defends the 
Dukes' goal. Five fail season teams 
advanced to their respective CAA 
tournaments. I Photo by Morgan Riehl 1 

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cross country 


field hockey 






men's soccer 


women's soccer 




fall sports divider 


Shouting through their mega- 
phones, the male cheerleaders 
lead the packed stands in a chant. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

By. Cary Bell Because he was once in the cheerleaders shoes himself, Whitesell was better able to coach the 
squad. Whitesell had no assistant coaches in his second year as head coach, so senior co-captains 
Christopher Glycer and Jessica Player assisted with the coaching duties. 

Glycer and Player mainly worked with the Varsity squad so that Coach Whitesell could 
concentrate on improving the Junior Varsity squad. As co-captains, the rwo helped pick the 
team, teach cheers and assisted in organizing cheerleading events and other outside activities. 
The cheerleaders worked hard, not only to improve their squad, but also to act as a support 
system for the school. The men and women on the team practiced constantly to enhance 
their routines, to raise school spirit and to get students more involved with sports. 

With a tairly large squad, it was important that everyone worked well together. The main 
focus of the season was dedication. "This year has been really good for us. As a whole, we 
have a positive attitude and the whole team is always willing to work hard," said Player. 

The cheerleaders proved their dedication by attending long practices and by cheering at 
games. The cheerleaders practiced tour times a week on average, but sometimes more. During 
basketball season, the Varsity' squad cheered tor the men's basketball team and lunior Varsity 

cheered for women's basketball. The squ,ids cheered 
at two games a week and continued with their 
regular practices. 

Outside ot practice and games, the squads also 
participated in a great deal ot community service 
and fundraising for the school. The squads cheered 
at the Virginia Tech game, which was a big deal to 
them. They cheered in tront ot the immense crowd 
in a huge stadium, which was a great experience 
tor them. The massive amount ot spectators raised 
the importance of the game, not only for the tootball 

From row: Ben Parrish. Lauren Townscnd, Coun Pifer. Trisian Bradshaw. Jessica Player (Caplainl. pla)'erS, but alsO lOT the cheetlcaderS. 

Chris Glycf (Caprain), Beth Sparrow. Mike McDonald; Second row. Rachel Cohen. Brooklvne 
Manor. Tamcka Fiizgcrald. Isabel Ramos; Back row; Kyle Safford. Sean Sommers. Stephen Taliaferro 

The cheerleaders perform a 

complicated pyramid, Swedish falls, 

at Sunset on the Quad. The squad 

performed at events other than 

football games, including the first 

ever university pep rally. 

/ Photo by Brandi Duck I 



Helping to lead the crowd in a 
chant, sophonnore Brooklyne 
Manor claps her hands. In 
addition to cheering, the squad 
performed stunts during the 
game to entertain the crowd. / 
Photo by Morgan Riehl I 




Woodbridge, \'A 

Major: ISAT 



Management and Information 


Minor: Economics 

\ arsir\- Cheerleader for JMU since spring 
semester of freshman year. 


Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society 
ISAT Honors Societ)' 
Varsity Cheerleading Co-Captain 
Dean's List Fail 2000-Present 

Just one of the many groups to 
perform at Sunset on the Quad, the 
cheerleaders form a tiered pyramid. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 



Jessica Player 

Fredericksburg, \A 

Major: Psychology 


Cheered for JML' 

since freshman year. 

Helped coach Stafford Senior High 

School's freshmen squad and attended 

NCA camp at UMBC. 

Helped Stafford's varsity squad for several 

years with competition. 


Varsin- Cheerleading Co-Captain 




Maintaining his endurance. 

freshman Bryan Buckland 

breathes deeply mid-stride. The 

men's team placed first at the 

IC4A Championships. 

/ Photo Courtesy of Photography 

Services I 

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Lou Onesty Invitational 

7th of 9 

JMU Invitational 

1st of 6 

Paul Short Invitational 

4th of 32 

NCAA Pre-Nationals 

21st of 33 

Tribe Invitational 

8th of 10 

CAA Championships 

2nd of 8 

NCAA Southeast Region 

11th of 24 


Eastern College ACC 

5th of 8 

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Lou Onesty Invitational 

JMU Open 

Paul Short Run 

NCAA Pre-Nationals 

Tribe Open (no team scores 

CAA Championships 2nd of 8 

NCAA Southeast Region 6th of 23 


IC4A Championships 1st of 16 

8th of 9 

1st of 5 

3rd of 33 

25th of 35 




Leesburg, VA 

Personal Bests: 






5k cross country— 17:20.2 

6k cross country— 21:32.35 


Colonial Athletic Association Co-Runner 
of the Week 

"K. SK 


Mark Bahuk 

Hackettstown, \'A 


JMU Open 

3rd of 54 
Paul Short Run 

35th of 233 
NCAA Pre-Nationals 

118th of 238 
CAA Championships 

6th of 74 


JMU Athlete of the Week 
Colonial Athletic Association All- 


ling through in 




By leadiillJn^^o^^j^Peei^l^^e^l^PH indi\idualiy, the cross coiI^B^^m gov^^iat t^|r 
intense training paid ofh During the season, the team concentrated mostlv on peaking mentally 
and physically tor the conference, and when the time came, they were up to the challenge. "The 
team did a great job of battling through injuries and other problems, then ran a great race on the da)' they 
needed to," according to Head Coach David Rinker. 

Coach Rinker guided the mens and women's cross country teams through another strong season for 
his fifth consecutive year as head coach. 

Having lost only one runner from last year's Colonial Athletic Association Championship team, the 
women's cross country team began the season with a great deal of experience and high expectations. 

The JMU Open, which took place on September 20'*', went especially well for the Dukes. The women's team 
placed first of six teams, outrunning George Washington University, the second place winner, by 
r\vent\'-four points. The Dukes took first, second and third 
place in the 5,000 meter race to capture the women's team 
title. .After the meet, sophomore Shannon Saunders was named 
the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Cross Country 
Runner of the Week. She covered the 5,000 meter course in 
19:31, beating 58 other runners to the finish line. 

The men's team also dominated the JMU Open. The men 
finished with 21 points, while GWU placed second with 45 
points among the five teams. Junior Ted Herbert was named the 
CAA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week; at the meet 
he out-ran 53 other contestants to the finish line. 

On Saturday, October 18'"' the men's team competed at the 
2003 NCAA Pre-Nationals event in Waterloo, Iowa. The 
Dukes finished 25'*' among 35 squads entered in the Pre-National 
race, hosted by the Universin- ot Northern Iowa. Herbert was 
the fastest Dukes runner, placing 71" among 238 individual 
entries. The race was 8,000 meters and Herben ran it in 24:38. 

Senior Mark Bahnuk was the next Duke to place; he placed 
1 18''' in the race and finished with a time of 25:03. The next 
three scoring Dukes finished within five seconds of each other: 
sophomore Josiah Cadle, treshman C.W. Moran and junior 
E\'an Kays. 

The women's cross country team also participated in the 
Pre-National Meet, placing 21" in the Gold Team 6,000 
meter race. 

Senior Jennifer Lapetoda was the Dukes' top finisher, placing 
67th out ot 220 runners. Her final time was 21:51. Sophomore 
Nelly Anderson fmished 75th in 22:00 and Saunders placed 
76"'' almost immediately following Anderson. 

Showing her determination, 
freshman Jennifer Chapman makes 
her way along the course. The 
women's team placed first at the 
JMU Open. (Photo Courtesy of 
Photography Services I 

By: Gary Bell 

From Row: Jeff McAlccr. Pcicr Novick. Brv-an Buckland. Neil DufK-, Middle Row; Coach Da\T 
Rinkct, C.Vt'. Moran. David Bolton, Travis Lambcn. Ted Herben. Josiah Cadlc. Mike Durso; Back 
Row: John Fniscr. Mark Bahnuk. Nick Noc. Bill Meador, Allen Carr, Assi. Coach John McMillan, 
Coach Bill Walton. 


Front row: KJra McGroam', Kristin Saunders, Chelsea Henderson. Lauren Locb. Annie De\inney. 
Lauren Gablcn Second row: Jennifer Chapman. Shannon Saunders. Dena Spickard. Laura Noe. Liz 
Porcmsky. Rachel Giannascoli. ^"hitney Dunbar. Sarah DiCarlo: Back row: Jackie Bryan, Kelly 
Baker, Catherine Seguin. Ashley Pa\-nc. Jennifer Lapetoda. Nelly Anderson, Tiflfany Cross. .Mwcnt 
from photo: Cindy Dunham, Claire Wood. 


cross country 


By: Ashley 

He tn^Teld hockey team may nonTave had^g^at season, rm^rear was a learning experience for 

them. "Well, this season has been disappointing to say the least. We didn't quite make out like we had 

planned. It was, however, a very good learning experience. This season put me on the side of the fence I 

had never been on before, the side where no matter what you do you can't seem to prevail over your 

opponent," said senior Lindsey Keller. 
While the team did not win many games, the games they did lose were not necessarily big losses. 

"When just looking at our record \'ou cannot say that we even came close to having a great season, 

but we outplayed a good number of teams that we lost to and there is not a single team that we played 

that was 8 or 9 goals better than us as some ot our scores showed, " said senior Dana Weaver. "For 

example, we lost to UNC 9-1, but we dominated a majority of the game. Our biggest problems were 

not in our midfield, but on the forward line with scoring and in the defensi\'e 25 yard lines with allowing 

goals and corners.' 

The team came away with important lessons learned. 
"There ha\e been man\'. To name a tew, hov^' to handle 
adversit}'; and that life is not always fair; that the better team 
does not alwa\'s win; personal and collective accountabilit)-, 
humilit}', " said Coach Irene Hon'at. "So often it is said that 
the sports arena is akin to life itself, however, so often that is 
just lip ser\ice. This fall, our athletes and coaches have 
experienced all of these life euphemisms in our sporting 
experience on a very real and personal level. We have all 
become the 
better for it." 

sonally I al\va\s 
learn more from 
a loss than I do 

from a win, but it has to do with the things I would have 

done differently. As a team I feel we started to come 

together more and one major difference that has just 

started to appear in some of my teammates in the idea of 

accountabilir\-. This team had so much talent but we just 

could not bring the best out of each other this year," 

Weaver said. 
Even with their poor record, the girls found success in 

coming together as a team. "In good times, it is easy for a 

team to work well together and remain positive. It is in 

times of hardship and adversity that the true character of 

a team is revealed. I feel this has been a big area of 

growth for our program," said Coach Hovart. "We were a 

little shell-shocked by some ot our earlier losses this 

season, and tor many, it was the first time that they were in 

a losing situation. After a period of looking externally for 

solutions, we came to a point where ever)'one accepted that the 

answer lies in each individual's ability to affect change. During this 

understanding, I saw our team come together in a way 1 haven't seen 


Front Row: Athleric Training Student Atmenc Aldridge. Janetle Perlis. Teajn Captain Dana Weaver. 
Team Captain Alissa Santatina. Team Captain Amy Cordes. Valcfie Cohen. Lindse>- Kellet. -Athletic 
Training Student Daria Ollcn Second row- Head Coach Irene Hor^■at. Athletic Ttainet Ryan Hipp. Lori 
Amico. BaiUie Ver^feld. HoIHe DeCecco. Nadine Bradley. Cariie Smith, Lindsay Coffman, Lauren 
Hartzler, Assistant Coach Cfysta] Carper. .-Vssistant Coach SaUy Notthcroft; Back tow. Casey Antinarella. 
Casey CahiU. Laura DeYoung. Kate Biady. .\bby Hummel. Chelsea Garfield, Maureen Klingler, Kristen 
Sondcrmann. .■^shley Dowling. Heidi Beck. Laura Pruen. 

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Ball State 




Wake Forest 



Kent State 



North Carolina 











Old Dominion 



















Penn State 



William & Marv 






\'A Commonwealth 


Moving down field, Lindsay Keller 

and Dana Weaver try an attack on 

goal. The field hockey team finished 

the season with a 6-14 record. 

/ Photo by Sara Woodward i 


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Scrapping with her VCU 
opponent, Baillie Versfield fights 
hard for possession. Before 
being recruited for the University, 
Versfield was a member of the 
Zimbabewe national team. 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward] 

In an act of teamwork, Heidi 
Beck and Lindsay Keller rush to 
clear the ball from opposition. 
The Dukes fought hard despite 
their 5-0 loss to ODU. 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward] 



Dana Weaver 


X'ireinia Beach, VA 


Games Played: 20 
Games Started: 19 
Goals: 2 
^Assists: 10 
Points: 14 


T«'0-years starter 

Attended U. S. Field Hocke}- 

Association's B Camp in Summer 1 999 


field hockey 


Cutting off a Hofstra running back, 
sophomore defensive back Clint 
Kent brings down fiis opponent 
Kent helped the team to their first 
conference victory of the season 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl / 

Following his blocker, freshman 
tailback Alvin Banks finds a hole 
through the line of scrimmage 
Rushing over 100 yards, Banks' 
contribution lead to a Parents 
Weekend victory over Rhode Island 
/ Photo bv Morgan Riehl j 

tfip state; 1 







Virginia Tech 















William & Mary 






Rhode Island 



New Hampshire 



Charleston Southern 






dsfensivp ends 


Jerame Southern 

Hampton, VA 


Games played: 1 1 

Tackles: 81, 58 solo 

and 23 assisted 

Tackles for loss: 20 

Quarterhack hurries: 17 

Sacks: 7 

Fumbles: 2 forced, 1 recovered 


1st team All-Conference 

1st team All-State 

Nominated for All-American Candidate 

Picked to play in the first Division lAA 

inaugural all-star game 





jws, Coach 

By: Ashley 
^^^ McClelland 

leadii^l^u^^ayS^^j^^h in^K cor^^^^^^ffi^^iT^^un^K^he football team. 

"We've had a really good season. Our goal when we got to November was to be in the hunt 
lor playoff berth, and we're there," said Coach Mickey Matthews. 

The team had a good season, with a 5-4 record, considering the difficult opponents such as 
Virginia Tech, who is nationally ranked. "Any time we defeat our two in state rivals (William 
and Mary, and Richmond) in the same year it's a 
good year, " said Matthews. "We played our toughest 
opponents on the road, and we feel more comfortable 
in front of our home crowd. We enjoy the students 
and the JMU world watching us play. " 

Junior Trey Towsend said, "We were positive about 
the season. We have a good team, and our chances 
were good." The team had three strong seniors 
that helped them along throughout the season. 
Defensive end, senior Jerame Southern, played in 
the college all-star game in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
on December 30th. "He's a great athlete, his two 
main assets are quickness and speed," said 
Matthews. Senior wide receiver Allen Harris, was 
ranked top in every receiving categorv the school 
had, according to Matthews. Senior Melton 
Dennard, a line backer, was also one of the team's 
top players. "He's leading the lag ten in tackling," 
said Matthews. 

Strong players were not the only thing that 
helped the football team do well this season. "We 
have grown up in several areas. Some ot the guys 
playing for us in years past, because our program 
was so full of young players, were forced to play 
before they were ready. Many of them have 

grown up since then," said Matthews. The team had four seniors, all of whom would 
graduate in May, and they had 24 juniors. 

Even with the team's positive outlook on the season, thev said they felt they could have 
improved in places. "We did not play well at Villanova in the second half, and we were out 
manned against Virginia Tech," said Matthews. Southern also discussed improving in the 
Virginia Tech game, "We played hard, but I don't think we had a good game. We could have 
done better, especially on special teams. On defense on the first drive if we could have made 
that tackle we could have changed." 

The team did learn from their loses. "1 think we're competing at a higher level in the fourth 
quarter which is allowing us to be successful later in the ball games. The games we've lost 
we've taken to the last play ot the game," said Matthews. 

Overall Coach Matthews said he felt, "this is an outstanding group of youngsters." Although 
the team had suffered some tough loses, they managed to win important games for the school 
such as Homecoming against Richmond, the parents weekend game against Rhode Island, 
their opener against Liberty, and the away game against in-state rival William and Mary. 

Breaking Richmond's tackle, 
freshman tailback Maurice Fenner 
dives over the goal line. Fenner's 
touchdown secured the Dukes' 
victory for the Homecoming game 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Front RiiH:M\in Banks. Nic Tnlk-j. Jd> Paige. Conez Thompson, Trey Ten^nsenJ, Tahir Hmd.s, 
Rodney MeCaner, Head Coach Mickey Matthews, Shawn Bryant, Jayson Cooke, Aniwain 
.McDougal, Burkc George, Dennard Melton, Nick Englehan, Jason Mallory; Second Row: Matt 
LeZotte, David Buchanan, Cole Shifilett, Rondell Bradley, Tony LeZolte, Bnjce Johnson, Ardon 
Bransford, Raymond Mines, Mike Mosby, Sean Connaghan, Time Kibler, Antoinne Bolton, David 
Ingraldi, Mike Wilkerson, Leon Mizelle; Third Row: Maunce Fenner, Isaiah Dottin-Carter, Pervis 
Binns. .^kecm Jordan, Joe Kluesner, Chns lono, Nick Adams, Will Patnck. David Rabil, Clint 
Kent, Kevin Winston, Justin Barnes, Casime Hams. Isai Bradshaw; Fourth Row: Kwynn Walton, 
Rcid Adams, Craig McSherry, Rontate Martin, Marvin Brovvn, Rob Heath, Anderson Braswell, 
Matt Magerko, Tom O'Connor, Frank McArdle, Mike VanAkcn. Justin Mathias. Brenden 
Summers. Josh Haymorem; Fifth Row: Jamaal Crowder, Tommy Davis, George Bums. Taylor 
Merlen, Corey Davis, Ryan Brown, Tim Ross, Harry Dunn, Chuck Suppon, Mike Jenkins. Leon 
Sleinfeld, Dustin Ashman, Sixth Row: Trent Bosley, Justin Hughes, D.D- Boxley, Adam Ford, 
.Alan Hamson, Tom Ridley, Bnan Vaceanno, Bobby Bums, Tim Smith, Frank Cobbs. Andrew- 
Kern, Ryan Bache, Demetrius Shambley, Arthur ,Alhens, RJ Smith, Sid Evans, Sudan Ellington, 
Jcranie Southern, Seventh Row : Kry stle Roach. Laura Parkinson. Justin Jacks, Dr Mark Miller, 
Orthopedist, Scott Cook, Enca Shjya. Sara \\ hiteside, Sarah Firebaugh. Jon Vauehan. Jason 
Hollar, Jason Hand. Erin Davidson, Cynthia Pagano, Stephen Kelliher; Eight Row: Curt 
Newsome (Assistant Head Coach), Eddie Davis, George Barlow, Kyle Gillenwater, -Amos Jones, 
Ca.sey Creehan, Darrius Smith, Brandon Breach (Student Assistant Coach). Tony Tallent, 




been-going out with a bang." - Carol Green, Player 

By: Ashley 

With hig^S^^,^Bking records and a good showing at the Penn State tournament, the men 
ancl womensgol^^msnad successfiJ seasons. "We have had a great season so far. We tied a school 
record shooting 295 in a single round and broke a team record of shooting 900 for three rounds 
at Penn State," said senior Kansas Gooden. 

The women's team tied for sixth with Nebraska at the Adidas Fall Invitational. "As you can 
see from our recent success, so far this season has been going as expected-very well, " said 
junior Carol Green. "With two seniors that are nearing graduation, they are working ven,' hard 
to go out with a bang. Jayme Langford and Kansas Gooden have been impact players thus 
far and onlv look to get better as we enter our last tournament this fall. We also brought 
in some good recruits who have posted some important scores. Our ranking just keeps going 
up and I believe this is turning everyone's heads, especialK' ours because we realize this team can 
be about as good as we want to be. " Green finished fifth o\'eral] in the Adidas tournament. 

One of the most memorable tournaments for 
several team members was the Penn State tourna- 
ment. "The most memorable match for myself also 
happened at the Penn State tournament. I set goals 
for ever^' round and stayed patient in accomplish- 
ing them. Fortunately, I pla}'ed well and shot mv 
collegiate low of four under par for 54 holes. That 
to me is, and will stay memorable," said Green. 

Along with a win at Penn State came lessons on 
how to succeed. "I think the most important lesson 
that we have learned happened at Penn State this 

Front Row: Meg Davles. ami Topper. Kansas Gooden, Carol Green, Diana Meia, Kiley Bishop, Liz yCat. Wc WCnt intO thc final tOUnd SCVCral SttokcS 

Caffrcy, Joanna Traeger. Jayme Langford; Back Row; Assistanc Coach Duff.Vleyer. Jairo Irreno, Michael IL'JLIJ J CLC I 

Chupka. Tim Seele)-. Jay Lindell. Jason Robertson, Jay Woodson, Mike Vasek. Barry Londeree, Dennis behind the ICadCrS and We tOUght tOt e^•er^' SttOKe 

Gosicr. Joe Schcffrcs, Head Coach Paul Gooden. ■ 1 (^ 1 i i i ii ■ 

in the hnal round and came out the overall winners. 
I think that proved to us all that if" we want it bad enough and put our brain on every shot, 
success will come our way, " Green said. Gooden said, "We were behind by six shots going into the 
last day, and we came from behind and won by one. In golf one shot is ver\' important. We have 
edged many teams this year by one shot and it helps in the long run with our rankings. " 

The men's team did well, but some players were not as satisfied as the ladies' team. "I 
think we have had a mediocre iall season. We haven't had a tournament yet that we have 
played even near our fiill potential. Still, we haven't played bad enough that a good spring wont 
make up for," said junior Barrv Londeree. The men's team finished tied for fourth in the 
Hoya Invitational, their final tournament of the season. 

Londeree felt that the Tennessee tournament was his best experience. "I learned that m\' 
game is not tar from that of players at bigger schools. With the right preparation this winter, I 
believe I (and the team) have the abilini' to play at a very high level." 

Watching the ball after tee-Ing 

off, junior Meg Davies finishes 

her sv\/ing. It was the 5th year for 

women's golf at the University, 

/ Photo Courtesy of Photography 

Services I 



Chipping onto the green, 
sophomore - tries to 

'get close to the hole. The team 
practiced at Lakeview Golf 
Course and Spots wood Country 
Club. . 

Photo Courtesy of Photography 

men's stats 1 


Ho\a Inxitational 

4th of 12 

Coca-Cola Tournament 

Uthof 15 

of Champions 

MacDonald Cup 

13th of 18 

49er Collegiate Classic 

9th of 12 

|\1U Invitational 

2nciof r 

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Adidas Fall Inxitational 

6th of U 

Xittanv Lion Invitational 

1st of 11 

Wolverine Invitational 

2nd of') 

L'nlimited Potential/Baytree 

2nd of 36 

men's Qolf 


Jay Woodson 

Powhatan, VA 


-Tour; 5 
Rounds: 12 
Low: 66 
Strokes: 787 
A\erage: 71.7 


Won the Virginia State Amateur 

Championships for second straight year 

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Carol Green 

Tazewell, VA 


-Tour: 4 
Rounds: 1 1 
Low: 68 
Strokes: 818 
Average: 74.4 


Colonial Athletic Association Player ot 

the Year 

Eight top 20 finishes 

Plaved in all 12 tournments 

Earned medalist honors at CAA 


Blasting out, junior Barry 

Landeree makes a difficult chip 

shot from the sand. This was the 

9th year of men's golf at the 


[ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 




By: Gary Bell 



John Trice 


Signal Mountain, TT\' 


Games Played: 9 
Games Started: 4 
Goals: 2 
Points: 4 

espTTt losing iU'Lli starteli lU gradu^^m, the ifl^^Rocce^^ffn^^^Blc^ff p^ft)ft a winning season. 
Inexperience turned out to be motivation for the team to work even harder. 

The focus of the season was on communication and quick learning. "We were a very young team, so 
we needed to adapt and grow up fast, and we used communication to help us through the season," said 
freshman Kurt Morsink. Throughout the year, the team chemistr\- improved, which made communication 
easier on the field. 

Onlv three seniors remained on the team: midfielder Ralph Lee, midfielder and defender John Trice, 
and defender Rob Overton. These three took the opportunit)' to use their skills to teach and guide the 
In their first rwo games of the season, the team proved that inexperience was not going to hinder the 

season. They defeated Stony Brook 3-0 on August 29* and 

then beat UNC Charlotte 2-0 on August 31". The Dukes 

started two freshmen and three red-shirt freshmen in its first 

two games ot the season. Four ot the team's five goals in the 

first two games were scored by those players. 

Freshman midfielder, defense midfielder and defender 
Morsink was named Colonial Athletic Association's Rookie 
of the Week after scoring a goal and making an assist on the 
game-winner against Stony Brook. Freshman midfielder 
Mark Totten also scored two goals in the Stony Brook game. 
Red-shirt freshman forward and and midfielder Tom Sochacki, 
goalkeeper Kevin Trapp and defensive midfielder Mike 
Tuddenham all started in the first t\vo games. 

On September 26*, the team rallied to defeat Florida Atlantic 
3-2 at the Florida International Tournament in Miami. Going 
into the second half the Dukes were losing 2-0. They came back to score three 
goals and win the game. Junior Max Lacy scored two goals and sophomore Danny 
Sheridan scored one. The win gave the team a great deal of confidence for the rest 
of the season. 

On October 22"**, the team beat Virginia Military Institute 3-0. Trice began the 
scoring with a goal on a five-yard shot; Totten made the assist for the goal. 
Morsink and junior forward Denny Fulk scored the final two goals and goalkeeper 
Kevin Trapp made three saves during the game. 

The coaching staff was another reason that the team did so well this season. Head 
Coach Tom Martin was assisted by Patrick McSorle)' and David Wood. "Our coaching 
staff is second to none. The way they have coached and dealt with such a young 
team has been unbelievable," said Morsink. 

From row; Kurt -Morsink. Sean .Vlanin, Hart Van Sant\oord, Mike Raskys. Bobby Humphrey. Kayin 
Jcffers. Team Captain John Trice, Sean Young. Trevor Shea: Second row: Daniel Gimenez, Mark 
Totten. Greg Liebenguth. .Matt Ciaeser. Ke\in Trapp, Brandon Feather. Max Lacy. Ralph Lee, Jon 
Brinon; Back row: Mike Tuddenham. Chris Naquin. Team Captain Denny Fulk. Frank D'Agoscino. 
Andrew Walker. Grimur Gardarsson. Will Sanford, Tom Sochacki, Danny Sheridan, Joel Phillip, Team 
Captain Rob Ovenon. Kyle Wise. 


Team tri-captain 

JMU coaches award 2002 

Verizon Scholar Athlete 

Battling his opponent, sophomore 
forward Chris Naquin gains control 
of the ball. Despite losing to Lehigh 
during the season, the Dukes 
advanced to the CAA tournament, 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl j 



Racing in with offensive power, 
sophomore Chris Naquin tenses 
for impact with an opponent from 
Hofstra. The Dukes barely lost 
this altercation, 1-0. 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward I 

In a defense maneuver, 
sophomore defender Danny 
Sheridan lunges toward his 
opponent. The men's soccer team 
finished 1 1-6-2 in the regular season. 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward I 

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Stony Brook 





Georgia Southern 


Appalachian State 








Florida Atlantic 



Fla. International 











VA Commonwealth 



UNC Wilmington 



Virginia Military 


Old Dominion 



William & Mary 



George Mason 


men s soccer 


Stopping short, junior Katy 

Swindells breaks free from her 

defender Swindells was named to 

the second team of the All-Colonial 

Athletic Association Women's 

Soccer team. 

f Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

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Rhode Island 



St. Johns 




West Virginia 


Virginia Tech 



Cal State Nothridge 


Penn State 



Old Dominion 



William & Marv 




George Mason 








VA Commonwealth 



UNC Wilmington 












Engaging in a group hug, members 
of the 2003 women's soccer team 
celebrate after their 1-0 victory 
against previously undefeated 
Hofstra. The Dukes ended the 
regular season 7-10-3. 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward I 


Fighting her opponent for 
possession, Bryant Karpinski gets 
aggressive. The women's soccer 
team ended with a 4-1 loss in their 
struggle against William & Mary 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward I 




Kim Arg\' 

Oak Hill, VA 


Games Pla\-ed: 1 9 
Games Started: 1 9 
Goals: 8 
Assists: 2 
Points: 18 

3 cnrrFR 

By: Ashley 


CAA Co-Player of the Week 

Tied school season record for game-winners 

All-tournament team at JMU/Comfort 

Inn Invitation Tournament 

10th career winning goals ranked 3rd on 

JMU's all-time list 

9th on career goals JMU all-time list 

1 3th on career points JMU all-time list 

wofTTThs socLPI tear 
trom last year's CAA team, we are having a rebuilding year. We are young and athletic and 
will continue to improve," said Coach David Lombardo. 

The lack of seniors on the team made this year different from other seasons. "We have 24 
women on the roster. . . 1 8 are sophomores or younger," said Lombardo. The team has two senior 
players and four juniors. "This is probablv what I 
would call our first rebuilding \-ear," said Lombardo. 

Sophomore Kimi Argy said, "Definitely our lack 
of seniors [has made this season different]. Having 
only two seniors versus nine seniors last vear is a 
huge difference. We had a lot ot heart last year 
and a lot of guidance from the upperclassmen. 
This year we don't have a lot of leadership at all. 
That, on top ot our \outh, has reallv hurt us. 
Last year when we got in a rut the seniors realh' 
pulled us out of it. This year has been a lot harder 
considering about halt ot our team is new to the 

prO^^ram. Front row: Kira McGroam-, Kri&lin Saunden, Chelsea Henderson. Lauren Loeb, Annie Dcvinncy. 

Lauren Gabler: Second row; Jennifer Chapman, Shannon Saunders, Oena Spickaid. Laura Noe, Lii 
Although the team had a rough season, there were Porcmsk>-. Rachel Gunnascoli, ViTiltncy Dunbar, Samh DiCarlo; Back row: Jackie Br>:an. Kelly 

Baker. Catherine Scguin. Ashlcv- PavTie. Jennifer Lipetoda, Nelly Anderson, Tiffany Cross. Absent 

some games that stuck out in their minds. "The from photo: cindy Dunham, ciaire vcood. 

most memorable game was probabl)' against Towson," 

said Argy. "Just because we had been in a rut and we had tied so many games but not won 

them. This one we came back from an early goal to tie the game and then won in overtime. 

It was just a relief and a big confidence boost for us as we enter the C,'V,'\ tournament in the 

next couple weeks." 

The team had several good reasons tor having a diiTicult season. "We ha\'e a \'ery 
\'oung team this year and we have had a hard time learning how one another plays. 
I think we have relied too much on our coaches to make that team chemistry 
develop. As a team we should have taken more control over that and taken 
more leadership, instead ot onlv one or two players taking that role, " said junior 
Christina Metzker. "1 think one thing that was a major factor in our team 
chemistrv in terms ot how well we plaved together had a lot to do with our 
schedule, tor the first halt ot our season the majorir\' ot the teams we played were 
nationally ranked, or one of the top teams. I think that did some damage to us as 
a team but I also feel it benefited us in the long run by making us more prepared." 
With tough losses came important lessons. "I think the most important lesson 
we all learned is how much communication and teamwork is important for a team 
to function," said Arg)- "We are really young and at the beginning we were really 
struggling with leadership and communication. We really weren't playing together 
as a unit. It was more individuals working separately. Now I think we all realize 
that one person can't do everything unless we work together we aren't going to 
win games or be successful." 


women s soccer 


By: Gary Bell 

Front Row: iiuden[ AthlcEic Trainer Holly Hewiri. Lauren Ruzicka. Lacy Smirh, Amanda Snead, 
Krysta Cannon. Nora Quish, Srudent Arhietic Trainer Janelle Snavcly; Second Row: Assistant Coach 
Johan Dulfer. Bayli Stillwell. Emilcc Hussack. Hanna Porierfield, Kate Fuchs, Dana Jones, Assisranr 
Coach Kerri-.\nn Gtosso; Thi«i Row: Graduate Athletic Trainer Catherine McKoy, Charity Gaston. 
Blake Tyson, Head Coach Disa Garner. Ashley Copenhaver, Blair St. Onge. 

s ol^K vol^^uMEa^VttTis^aar^^^|||ri^Bu|^n and ofFof the court. The team 

recognized the challenge that they faced coming in as an underdog and understood that they would have 

to work together to reach their goals. "Every position on the court is vital in winning a volleyball game; 

without a pass, you can't set and without a set you can't get a kill, " said senior Dana Jones. 

The team had five starters return from the previous season, 
each bringing with them a great deal of experience. Middle 
hitter Dana Jones; sophomore setter Krysta Cannon; junior 
middle blocker Kate Fuchs; sophomore outside hitter Emilee 
Hussack and senior libero Lauren Ruzicka helped the team 
out with their skill and knowledge of the courts. 

Four-year starter Jones and Cannon, were important assets 
to the team, acted as court captains. Both girls played a large 
part in creating team spirit and togetherness on the court. 

Fuchs and Jones made up one of the strongest middle blocking 
teams in the region. Ruzicka played a fairly new position 
called libero; it was the first year that the NCAA allowed it. 
The libero is a defensive specialist, but is allowed unlimited 
substitutions. According to Assistant Coach Johan Dulfer, 
"Ruzicka had a great instinct for defense and is the team's 
best passer." 

The Dukes defeated the Temple Owls 30-22, 32-30 and 
30-19 in the season opener on August 29''' at the University 

of North Carolina Tournament. At the time. Temple was ranked 27'*' in the USA Today/ American Volleyball 

Coaches Association Division I Coaches preseason poll, so the defeat meant a lot to the Dukes and was a 

positive indication of the season to come. Jones and Hussack had 14 kills each. The 14 kills by 

Hussack was a career-high and the first time that she had totaled double-digit kills in her career. 
The team continued by winning their Colonial Athletic Association opener with scores of 30-27, 20- 

30, 30-28, 30-26 over Virginia Commonwealth University on September 27'''. Jones and Hussack led 

the squad, each connecting on double-double kills and digs, and Ruzicka had a career and team high of 

21 digs. 
The girls defeated George 

Mason 3-0 in CAA action 

on October 4*. "While the 

team lost to Delaware and 

Hofstra, they defeated William 

and Mary 3-0 on October 

18'''. Jones, Cannon, Hussack 

and Fuchs were key players 

in all of the games, each making 

a substantial amount of kills 

in the games. 
Head Coach Disa Garner 

led the team for her fourth 

season. Johan Duller and 

Kerri-Ann Grosso who were 

both first year assistant coaches at the University assisted Garner. 

Defending the net, sophomore 

Emilee Hussack and lunior Kate 

Fuchs jump to meet a defenders 

shot. Hussack had a career-high 25 

kills, helping defeat Georgia Southern. 

/ Photo by Morgan Riehl / 




Spiking the ball past her defenders, 
sophomore outside hitter Emilee 
Hussack scores a point. The 
victory put the Dukes winning 
streak against VCU at 16 
games. / Photo by Morgan Riehij 

Returning a serve, senior libera 
Lauren Ruzicka leads the Dukes 
to a victory over Georgia Southern. 
The match was the semi-final of 
the JMU/Hampton Inn Volleyball 
Invitational, which the Dukes 
won the following night. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

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North Carolina 












Georgia Southern 









Western Kentucky' 









VA. Commonwealth 







George Mason 





UNC Wilmington 


William & Mar\- 


VA Commonwealth 


George Mason 












Knsta Cannon 

Cedar Park, TX 

Career Highs: 

Kills: 7 
Digs: 17 
Blocks: 6 (twice) 
Three game match: 48 
Four game match: 57 
Five same match: 54 


CA\ Co-Rookie Player of the Year 

All-State Second Team 

Ranks third on the all-time list for assists 

in a season 

Ranks fifth all-time for assists in a career 



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Swimming freestyle, freshman Mitch 

Dalton finishes his last lap. Dalton was a 

member of the state campion 300 

freestyle relay. 

/ Photo by Sara Woodward I 

236 men's basketball 

238 women's basketball 

240 gymnastics 

242 swimming & diving 

244 wrestling 


winter sports divider 



Our team chemistry and our confidenc 

^~l|^\J^^|^y|p, seniors a*hj 

n Dillard, Head Coach 

From Row: Daniel Freeman. Ulrich Kossekpa, John Naparlo. Chris Williams, Ray Barbosa; Second 
Row: Brittany Carper. Courtney Fauquet. John Kaltenborn, Denny Hinson, John Marion. Head 
Coach Sherman Dillard. Kevin Baggett, Mike Blaine. Greg Werner, Hilary McBride. Jacqi Carter; 
Back Row: J.O, Phillips, Todd Morel. D.tvid Cooper, Mike Sheridan. Chris Cathlin. Ryan Brimlcy. 
Eddie Greene-Long. Cavcli Johnson. Dwayne Broylcs, Tony Martin. Chris Beaudin. 

iiW iflie ii||H)r, tUP^f^^lPfiiTUFtHnll^am was very yoamg. "We 
By: Gary Bell i-^^j ^ |qj of unclcixl.issnK n this year, so we started dH slow, but tlie\' learned and 

improved every day, and as they improved, the entire team did as well," said senior Captain 

Dwayne Broyles. 
The team's schedule from December through mid-January was a very tough one, with 8 out 

of 9 away games. "With a young team, in trying to 
make the transition from high school level basketball 
to Division I basketball, this made it extremely 
difficult for us," said Head Coach Sherman Dillard. 
By the end of January, Dillard felt that the team 
began to come together and play their best games 
of the season. 

The Dukes triumphed over Furman in the first 
game of the season, with a final score ot 78-72. 
Freshman guard Ray Barbosa made a strong 
impression on everyone; in the first game of his 
college career, he scored 28 points, 19 of which 
were scored in the first 20 minutes of the game. 
Broyles and senior point guard Chris Williams helped 
finish up the game with 27 combined points. The 

first game was inspiring for the team, but it also gave them high standards to hold up to for 

the rest of the season. 
Although they did not win all of their games, the Dukes continued to play aggressively 

throughout the season. On December 16''\ the Dukes went to Charlottesville to play against 

the University of Virginia's Cavaliers. It was the eighth time that the two teams played each 

other, but the first since they met in 1983-84 on the Cavaliers' home court. Although the Cavaliers 

won 90-80, the Dukes proved their talent and determination once again. Virginia had the 

advantage at halftime with a score of 55-33, but during the second half the Dukes came back strong. 
Barbosa and Broyles led a rally that pulled the Dukes to within ten with less than three 

minutes left, but the Dukes did not get any closer. According to Dillard, one of the most 

memorable moments of the season was when Barbosa scored 33 points in the game at UVA. 
After a few losses, the team welcomed a victory against Towson. The game went into 

overtime and junior guard Daniel Freeman hit a pair of free throws which won the game for the 

Dukes. Freeman, the only junior on the team, scored with a rebound to finalize the win. The 

Dukes won by two points, and the win was just what 

the team needed to get them back on track. 
Although the team may not have won as many 

games as they wanted to, they improved a great 

deal throughout the season. "Our team chemistry 

and our confidence level improved. It is a simple 

matter of young guys needing an opportunity to 

play on the court, and you can't rush experience, " 

said Dillard. 


forward, guard 



Dwayne Broyles 

Canton, OH 


Aver,igcd 16 points 
and 6 rebounds pc 



SS .starts in the hist two years 
In JMU history he is seventh in three- 
pointers (114) and attempts (}\(t) 


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West Virginia 






La Salle 









Florida Atlantic 



Appalachian State 



UNC Wilmington 






VA Commonwealth 






Old Dominion 









George Mason 



William & Mary 






William & Mar>' 



George Mason 






Old Dominion 



UNC Wilmington 



VA Commonwealth 





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blicjtion deadjines. some mfcis aie 

not included 

■^""iHgHlfll II 

Attempting a lay up, |unior guard Poised for defensive action. 

Daniel Freeman plays against 
Towson. The Dukes were 
victonous, 57-55, in a gndlock 
against Towson. 
I Photo by Sarah Woodward I 

freshman Chns Clarke tries to 
steal the ball. Clarke started as a 
freshman recruit for the Dukes. 
I Photo by Sara Woodward I 


men's basketball 


thp qtfltq 1 





llirija, Slovenia (exh.) 



Jacksonville State 



Georgia Tech 



Southwest Missouri St. 



West Virginia 












Virginia Tech 












Old Dominion 






George Mason 



William & Mary 



Norfolk State 



UNC Wilmington 






VA Commonwealth 






UNC Wilmington 



VA Commonwealth 









George Mason 



William & Mary 


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iihlKaiiiiii (leadlines, somt- mcfts nrc run inL-liKifvl 

Takin^P^^lion down the court, 
senior Jody Le Rose looks to 
pass the ball. Conference 
opponent Hofstra defeated the 
Lady Dukes at honne 48-37. 
[ Photo by Sarah Woodward] 

Looking to pass, freshman 

Meredith Alexis calls the play. 

The Lady Dukes had five 

freshmen players. 

/ Photo by Sarah Woodward I 





To win the-tough games you have to pull toge 

tjwr aa^te: 

team." - Denae Dobbins, Player 


Lesley Dickinson 


Queens Village, NY 


Averaged 16.7 

points and shot 

58.6% from the 

field, 57.1% from three-point range and 

72.7% from the foul line. 

1 .veil chou^ '^'''^i^''^)^? Ixukcrt^s^^^as^t pJ^o^io^^^^arH^it^^u through 

their experiences. "I learned that you can't take any opponent for granted," said red-shirt 

unior Mary Beth Culbertson. "I have learned so much in the few months 1 have been here, 
ve learned to post up stronger, rebound better and play strict defense. I have also learned how 

important it is to stick together as a team, through thick and thin," said freshman Meredith Alexis. 
Alexis hit a three-loot jumper to win with 3.1 seconds left in the Norfolk State game. 

Teammate junior Krystal Brooks tied up the game after she made two foul shoots and the 

team won 53-5 1 . Besides the Norfolk game the women had a big win against George Mason at 

the beginning of the season, when they devastated Masons five-game winning streak. 
Alexis said, "Every game that 

we play is difficult because 

everyone is coming to play. 

We have to fight every game 

whether we win by 1 5 or one. 

A game that really stood out 

to me was the UNC Charlotte 

game because 1 think that we 

really came together as a team 

after being down 16 and 

winning by 1 1." Sophomore 

Denae Dobbins said, "A lot 

of the games we played have 

been difficult, but the 

game that stands out the most 

right now is the two point loss we had to ODU at the buzzer." 
Dobbins said, "To win the tough games you have to pull together as a team." Her teammates 

agreed with her and felt that the team did manage to form a close bond. "The team dynamic 

is great. We all get along well together, both on and off the court. Were always hanging out 

together on the weekends, and we're joking while we play. It's a pleasure to play with ladies that 

enjoy the game so much and give it their all every time they step out on the court. I think 

that everyone on the team is highly competitive and not just one person stands out. Everyone is 
strong in their own area and that brings us all together as a dominant team," said 
Alexis. Dobbins said, "1 think our team is very close— we have overcome a lot this 
year with such a voung team and the bond will only get stronger as the season and 
years go on. We still have a lot of playing to do." 

The amount of freshmen on the team made this season different for the ladies. 
The team consisted of five freshmen and 1 1 upperclassmen. "One of the biggest 
differences this year was the roles that people had to step up and play. People 
who had not been in the leadership roles before had to step up and take charge 
of this young team," said Dobbins. Culbertson said, "We are very young but we 
learn from each game and practice. We made progress. Our inexperienced imderclassmen 
made this season different from others, but we had a balanced scoring attack led by 
some of our freshman and other key players." 

Front Row: Shamccna Felix. Shirley McCall, LjVonnc I homas. Head Coach Kenny Brooks. Jody 
LcRosc. Lesley Dickinson, Andrea Benevenuto; Back Row: Assislant Coach Kim Hairston. Assisiant 
Coach Nadine Morgan. Mindy Sywassink. Krystal Brooks. Denae Dobbins. Meredith Alexis. 
MaryBeth Culbertson, Assistant Coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey, Director of Operations Sarah 


Cornell Classic All-Tournament Team 
Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team (only 
freshman named to five-member team) 
Two-time CAA Rookie of the Week 

By: Ashley 


women's basketball 


By: Ashley 

Wi^a ^P'l^^B £^Brn C^^gj^ AthlESc Conference b^^ce be^|chan^^^Bei^^^pri 
Elder, and sophomore Lauren Caravello, a ECAC Roukie of the Year, the s:\Tnnastics team had 
high hopes for their season. "We have had a good start for the season," said senior Erin Fitzgerald. 
Twent}'-three ladies, including eight seniors and eight freshmen, formed the women's gymnastics 
team, while the men's team had one freshman and only two seniors on a team of 14 guys. Each 
member participated in one or more events. The women competed in the floor, vault, bars and 
balance beam. Floor, vault, pommel horse, parallel bar, high bar and rings made up the mens 
competitive circle. 

Senior Nicole DiFilippo said, "We've been training since early October and things are falling 
into place more and more each day we are in the gym." During the first meet at Navy, sophomore 
Peter Conduragis ranked 16'*' in the country on rings after a 9.050 score. The men's team placed 
fourth and the women placed third in their first meet against the Universit)' of Pittsburgh. 

What really made the gvmnastics team stand out from other teams, besides their strong 
start on the season, was their team dynamic. "Team dynamic is not an easy thing to form. It's 
not an act or contribution by an individual. It's deeper than that. It's taking your love for 
the sport, your passion for competition, and placing it within your team members," said 
DiFilippo. "It's having confidence in others and backing them up 110 percent, on both a good dav 

and bad. JMU Gymnastics is knovMi tor our ex- 
tremely positive and energetic team dynamic. We 
work extremel}- well together and it shows out there 
on the competiti\'e floor. We have no superstars, no 
MVPs, but we do have 23 women who serve a 
specific and important purpose on our team. Mv 
teammates are my familv members, many both 
inside and out of the gjTn, and I wouldn't trade a 
moment of the past three years for an}T:hing. " 

Senior Erin Dooley agreed with her teammate. 
"In gymnastics we work as a team to succeed and 
never single out one person. Our team is very close; we 
are like one big group of sisters who enjoy spending 
a lot of time together. Not onl}' do we spend about 
20 or so hours in the g\'m together, but we spend 
most of our extra time outside of the gjTn with each 
other. It is like having 23 sisters that are alvva\'s there 
for you during the good and the bad. I woiJd not trade 
my teammates for anything." 

The team was not only close, but also very 
dedicated to their sport. Fitzgerald said, "As a group 
we want to be in the gym everi'day and are alv\ays 
excited to represent JMU at competitions. I expect 
this vear for myself and the rest of the seniors, to be 
\'cr\' memorable and rewarding. With each competi- 
tion we are in, our confidence grows and our 
excitement builds. After each competition we want 
to get back in the g\m and work harder to 
improve our team score." 

From Row: Jessica Caravello. Susan Whitlock, Erin Fitzgerald. Nicole DiFilippo. Jackie Rivers. 
Nicole Bascope. JenniJcr Robinson. Kati Elder, Lauren Caravello. Angela Peterson; Back Row: All 
Niles. Lindsey Ribeiro Amanda Beltz. Natalie Moore, Megan Burda, Allison Greene. Nicole 
Simmons. Lyndscy Heine. Courtney Ravita, Katie Walsch. Kim Dziomba. Jessica McAle-xander. 


From Row: Mike Chupka, Jairo Irrcno, Jason Robertson. Jay Woodson, Mike Yasck. Barry Londcrcc; 
Back Row. Tim Seeley, Jay Linddl, Assistant Coach Duff Meyer. Head (nach P.111I (inodend. Ocnnr 
Gosicr, Joe Scheffres. 

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On the pommel horse, sophomore' 

Ryan Hikel competes aga^ 

Temple University. The po " " 

horse was a solid appar||us. that 

was 1 15 cm high. S'- 

IPtiop by Sarah WcotMard} 



Erin Fitzgerald 


Locust Valley, N\' 

Career Highs: 

Vault: 9.75 

Bars: 9.45 

Beam: 9.95 

Floor Exercise: 9.9 

.Ail-Around: 38.625 

IMU Record Book: School record holder 

in the Balance Beam and on the Floor 

Exercise, 3rd in the Vault, and 5th in the 



2002 ECAC Athlete of the Year 
Three-time ECAC Athlete of the Week 
2001 ECAC Rookie of the Week Award 
Student Athletic Advisor)- Committee 
College of Education Dean's List. 

Beginning his routine on the 
parallel bars, sophomore Peter 
Conduragis raises himself up. 
The men's gymnastics team held 
two home meets duhng the 
spring season. 
/ Photo by Sarah Woodward I 

Performing a backwards flip, 

sophomore Jessica Caravelio 

executes her skill on the balance 

beam. The Dukes held all of their 

home meets in Godwin gym. 

I Photo by Sarah Woodward I 










NC State 















William & Marv' 



NC State 



North Carolina 



William & Man' 








* due to pu 

lication deadlines, some meets are not included 

men's stats 1 








William & Mary 









West Point 





William & Mar\' 






William & Mar\' 



William & Man- 


* due lo pu 

iication deadlines, some meets are nor tnduded 1 



Jason Woodnick 

Germantown, MD 

Career Highs: 

Floor Exercise: 8.9 
Pommel Horse: 

Rings: 9.00 
Vault: 9.05 
Parallel Bar: 8.8 
High Bar: 8.55 
,AJl-.\round: 51.95 



2001 Virginia State All-Around Champion 

ECAC Rookie of the Year 

Two-time ECAC Athlete of the Week 




Coming up for air, senior Bobby 

Smith swims the breaststroke. 

Smith competed in the 200 

medley relay against the NC 

State Wolfoack. / Photo by Sarah 

Woodward I 

free, butterfly, individual medley 


Mary Webber 

Chattanooga, TN 


2003 CAA 

2nd 200 freestv-le.l 

3rd 200 freestyle relay 

4th 800 freesn-le relay 

6th 200 butterfl)' & 400 freestyle rela> 

~th 400 medley relay 

11th 50 freesn-le 


2004 Captain 

Most Valuable Swimmer 

Best Relay Swimmer for 2002-03 

breast, individual medley 


Aaron Nester 
Williamsburg, VA 


2003 CA.A 

1st 200 & 400 

medle\' relays 
3rd 200 breaststroke 
~th 100 breaststroke 


2004 Captain 



women's stats 1 





George Washingtor 

1 125 


Texas Christian 



William & Marv 



arvland Invitational: 












George Mason 








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slicaiion dcidlincs. some meets are not mtluded 1 

men's stats 1 





George Washington 



Texas Christian 



William & .Marv 

106\'land Imitarional: ^di | 


Florida Atlantic w/ 


Pennsylvania & 

















North Carolina State 



George Mason 


' due to p 

ublic.iiion deadlines, some meets are 

not included 



-Sv. .-- -.g ^ ;-e I.OOOvard 
freestyle, senior Mary Webber 
finishes in a close second place 
Webber was the only senior 
'emaie swimnr^er on the team. 
/ Photo by Sarah Woodward I 

t, Player ^^^ 
By: Gary Bell 

"We couldn't have done so much without [Coach Mann]." - Forrest Basset, Player 

xiAf \n 

The men s swim ream had an .i Jvanrage this \ tar with a mix of a srrong senior class, 
experienced swimmers and talented freshmen. Head Coach Man Barany and senior 
Co-Captions Jeft Hicks, Aaron Nester and Milie Nicholas led the team by setting 
examples in and out of the water. 

The mens team staned their season by beating the George Washington Colonials 135- 
1 07. On October 25''', the Dukes swam in their first dual meet of the season in Washing- 
ton, DC. Hicks led the Dukes by winning both the 50 and 500-yard freest\'le races and 
swimming the backstroke leg of the 400-\'ard medley relay team that took first place. 

On November II''', the Dukes won 1 27- 1 06 against William and Mary, taking eight 
out of the 12 total events. Senior Mark Depew helped lead the team to \iaor)', coming 
in first in the 50 and 100-vard freesn'Ie. Freshman diver Billy Janela won both the 
1 and 3-meter boards at \'vHliam and Man,'. 

The men continued their winning streak by winning the Maryland Terrapin Invite and 
by beating Delaware and Towson. On January 23"*, the men lost a close meet to 
George Mason, but the loss was the first Colonial .Athletic Association dual meet 
loss of the season. 

Twenty freshmen recruits were added to the team, making for a large women's team 
of 34 swimmers and three di\'ers. Head Coach Nancy Bercaw and the team's four 
captains helped guide the freshmen and encourage the team. The captains were 
senior Mar\' X'I'ebber and jimiors Sarah 
Jane Bova, Ashle)' Cook and Christine 

On October 31", the women's team 
swam well, but still ended up losing to 
Texas Christian Uni\ersit)' in the home 
opener for the Dukes. The women's last 
e\ent of the meet pro\ed the strength of 
the women's team. The 200-\'ard freest)ie 
relay team made up of Filak, sophomote 
.Megan Loucks, freshman Stephanie 
Cromartv and freshman Allison Keel 
finished first and broke the pool record, 
with a time of one minute and 37.97 

The women's team also lost to George 
Mason, however, thev came right back 
with wins against Radford Uni\ersit\' and 
Wagner College. The Dukes took charge 
in their last home meet of the season, 
beating Radford 152-55 and Wagner 

"With only three divers finishing up the 
season. Dive Coach Warrick Mann was 
able to help the individuals improve a 
great deal. "Coach Mann has helped us 
come a long wav with our diving skills 

and we COuidnt have done so much From Row; Head Cojch .\lan Barmy. .Manager R,-in Hives, Stcim Evms. Brad Bunon. Da%-id 

Toms. Joe Moore. Eric McN'amara. Jonathan Farrell. Sean Sulii\-an. Oan Rotach. Graduate Assistant 

without him, " said freshman Forrest BaSSett. Valme Oswald. Second Ro»t josh Fmvler. Mark Depew. Danny Gray Sean Keraan. JeffHicks. Geoff 

Meyer. R.J- Dunn, Greg Landrum. John Chartier. BatJt Row: Adam Zurowski, Ryan Gcrwig, .Aaron 
Nester, RobetT Smith. Mike Nitjtolas, Evan Carhan, Adam Gatjiam, Fotrest Bassen, Assistant R>-an 

swim & dive 

Front Row: Sarah Kulp. Jancl Danchak. Krisicn Mettlei.-, Men P^c Do«-ncy. Leslie Ju. Exin Merrin, 
Kim Bao>idiinsk\-. Nicole Martinez, Laura SheafFer. Meghan Funk. Chelsea Cochran; Second Row- 
Sarah Bolgcr. Amber Jarvis, Lea Downsbrou^, Pam- Rawick. Xian- Webber. .■\shle>- Cook. Kade 
Rodger. Lisa Ha^-strand. Chrisrin Gannon. Meghan Trac)-. Erin Simpson, Erin O'DonndK Megan 
Loucks; Back Row: DiWng Coach Warrick Mann. Stefanie Croman>-, AlHe Comstock. Steph 
Andreozzi, Marisa Heluk. Valerie Schoonovcr. Caidin Scon, Christine Filak. jess jasicn. .Mlison Keel. 
Sarah Jane Bova. \bliintccr Assistant Jessica Holm Dahl. Shcrin McGovem, Coach Nanc>- Bercaw; 
Not Pictured: Lisa Enders, Lauren Scott. 




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the season. Each felt that the challenges they encountered helped them improve both individu- 
ally and as a team. One of the team's main goals for the season was to keep up their intensir\' 
during matches, so conditioning was a main focus. 

Head Coach Chris Elliot helped the team prepare for the upcoming season. "Coach Elliot 
coiJd not have done a better job so far as the head coach. He prepared us well for this competitive 

season with challenging preseason workouts that 
consisted ot lifting, long distance running and 
sprinting, " said team member and Co-Captain Steve 
Broglie. Seniors Broglie, Todd Schroeder, and 
sophomore Matt Coffey were the season's captains. 
Thev helped Coach Elliot prepare the team lor 
matches and helped instruct individuals. 

The first meet that the team attended was the 
Slippery Rock University Domino's Open on 
November 22""^. The Dukes had several wrestlers 
place in the meet. ]unior lustin Gronlie was the Dukes 
top placer. He posted a major and advanced in the 
197-pound division. Sophomore Brandon Scott 
went 4-2 and placed fourth in the same weight 
class as Gronlie and advanced to the third-place match. 
The team was scheduled to travel to Kent State for a quad meet in December, but was unable to 
participate due to inclement weather. 

The team traveled to their first dual-match on December 14* by attending the Northeast 
Wrestling Duals in Albany, New York. The Dukes lost, falling 41-3 to Buffalo, 36-4 to Sacred 
Heart and 37-7 to East Stroudsburg. Despite their losses, some of the Dukes had a chance to re.Jly 
stand out. Sophomore Brian Lambert defeated a Buffalo student 8-3 in the 165-pound bout, 
scoring the Dukes' only points against Buffalo. The Dukes picked up two bout victories 
against East Stroudsburg. Sophomore Brian Kibler earned his second major of the season with a 1 0-2 
outcome at l4l-pounds, and treshman Jason Chalfant scored for the Dukes in the 184- 
pound division. 

On the weekend of January 9*, the Dukes attended the Virginia Duals, a rwo-dav meet at 
the Hampton Coliseum. Although they tell short of victory, many of the wrestlers did well in 
their personal matches. Schroeder earned a pair of 
victories, Broglie and Lambert both won in the 
Brockport match, and sophomore Derick Schoenly 
also scored against the Red Hawks. On and off the 
mats, the wresding team tried their hardest to come 
out on top. 

Front Row: Trainer Ian Rosman, Steve Broglie, Pi Worosi, Jason Chajtant, Mike WHliams. Brandon 
Scon. Man Coffey. Chris Cvitan. Brendan Whiiakcr; Second Row; Assistant Coach Josh JJutchins. 
Assistant Coach Chris Pirch, Student Assistant Coach Dave Colahella. Zach Winfrey, Aaron Swift, 
Man Yonkoski. Andrew Robarge, Keith Adams, Head CoatJi Chris EJhon; Back Row; Todd 
Schroeder, Lamont Logan, Jeff Jacobs, Tom Homestead. Sam Yousef, Jusun HaedricJi, Chris Wilson. 
Dcnck Schtwnly, Danny O Keefe, Brian Kibler. 




Todd Schroeder 

Wayne, NJ 

Overall W-L: 9-20 
Du.ikW-L: 7-16 
(,;AA W-L:.V1() 
Maj./T.Fali.s/Fails/Forfeit: 0/0/4/2 
Dual K4atch Pts For/Against: 33/59 
CAA Championships: 

4th in 100 fret:style 

13th in 200 frccst)'le 

ISth in 50 trecsn'lc 


Holding on to his knee, a Duke 
attempts to knock an Appalachian 
State athlete off his feet. In the 
end, Appalachian State defeated 
the Dukes. 
. Photo by Sara Woodward I 

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Sacred Heart 



East Stroudsburg 






SUNY Brockport 



VA Intercollegiate 


Championships: 5th of 6 





Sacred Heart 



Boston Universin- 










Franklin & Marshall 



Delware State 



George Mason 






Appalachian State 



Old Dominion 








The Citadel 








' due 10 pub 

icacion deadlines, some meets arc not included 

Using his knee, junior Lamont 
Logan shows his skill in holding 
off the opponent. In the end 
Rider defeated the Dukes. 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward ! 

Using his momentum, a Duke 
executes his offensive strategy. 
Despite their strength, the Dukes 
were defeated by Rider. 
/ Photo by Sara Woodward I 






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°'''''1<appa alpha 

by Leanne Chambers 

Sixteen dynamic and inspirational ladies 
chartered the Lambda Chi chapter of 
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority on February 
12, 1978. In the 26 years since, the 
sorority has dedicated themselves to 
fulfilling their three main goals of 
promoting scholarship, sisterhood and 
service to all manidnd. 

The sisters stayed busy throughout 
the year with various service projects on 
the Universit}' campus and throughout 
the flarrisonburg community. "We held 
our annual AKA Coat Day in October, 
where we collected coats, gloves, hats, 
and basically anything warm," said senior 
Frenita Wilson. "We then donated 
everything we collected to the Mercy 
House." The sisters also participated in 
Adopt-a-Highway and volimteered much 
of their time and efforts to the cause. In 
November, the sorority co-sponsored 
the Breast Cancer Awareness event with 
Tau Beta Sigma. 

The sorority held various social events 
throughout the year. They held a Mr. 
and Mrs. Enchantment Pageant on campus 

in the spring, which was comprised of a 
talent portion and formal wear among 
others. The winners each received a $100 
prize and the runners-up won various 
prizes donated by local businesses. They 
held the Club Skeewee ballroom party 
as well as the Love Jones Poetry Jam, 
held in TDU in February. In the spring, 
the sisters held the Pink Ice Ball formal. 

The ten members of the sorority met 
two times every month. Although the 
sisters held no formal recruitment sessions, 
the)' held several weekly events based on 
their target areas of health; the Black 
family, economics and the arts. Their 
events were posted outside of the 
CMISS office. 

By joining Alpha Kappa Alpha, many 
sisters felt a great impact had been made 
on their lives. "Being a member of this 
organization helped me on so many 
levels," said Wilson. "It helped with my 
speaking and professional skills, as well 
as made me more aware of concerns in 
the community and our society today 
through our many service projects. I 
know wherever 1 will go in the future, 
there will always be someone to count on." 



by Angela Norcross 

Founded by senior Lindsey Montague 
in 2000, the All-Girl Cheerleading team 
increased its membership and involvement 
immediately following its conception. 
Montague said, "We started with nothing 
and created an organization that has 
been both more of a success and challenge 
than we could have imagined." The 
girls practiced up to four times a week 
to perfect routines the club performed 
at competitions and exhibitions. 

Competitions were the main focus 
throughout the year. The Varsity team 
also traveled to the National Cheerleading 


Association National Competition from 
March 31 through April 4 in Florida. 

To compete at NCA Nationals, the 
cheerleading squad had to raise over 
$10,000. I'he ladies worked tirelessly to 
realize their dream by holding carwashes, 
bake sales, raffles and communit)' cheer 
clinics. They were also involved locally, 
playing bingo at a retirement home, 
hosting a March of L^imes run, holding 
cheer clinics for Harri.sonburg Girl Scouts 
and raising money tor families in need 
during the holiday season. 


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Row One: Lauren Connor, Aimee Manzella, Jaime Robenolt, Jenni 
Helmke, Ashley Wilson, Ashley Hevener, Julie Calabrese, Ashley 
Hartman, Stephanie Waters, Hather Moody: Row Two: Ginny Boyd, 
Amber Galie, Gillian Flewellyn, Erika Tribett, Lindsay Molloy, Krista Engel, 
Kelsey Griffin, Lindsey Newman, Jaclyn O'Brien, Jenessa Kildall; Row 
Three: Sarah Lothrop, Katlin Bradley, Kelly Hall, Marcella Tingle (captain), 
Emily Springmann, Brynn Bohren, Lauren Palcko, Ashley Matheny, Carly 
Heidelmark. Sara Prochnow, Amanda Denney: Row Four: Ashley 
Kulynych, Lindsey Olbrys (co-captain), Meagan Nicholas, Isabella 
Baumann, Anna Degen, Amanda Johnson, Becky Turner. Nicole Torrence, 
Tiffany Griffin, Jesse Giampa, Hilary Lewis, Cassandra Amendola. 

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Row One; Deveda C. Watklns, Lyndsay E. Gates, Frenita J. Wilson, 
Charmaine L. Wingfield. 

Holding the Alpha Kappa Alpha 
banner, senior Deveda Watkins 
participates in the Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Walk. AKA had ten 
members in its sorority. 
/ Photo by Kate Sawyer I 

°'p^^hi alpha 

Row One: Philip Duhart, Shawn Harris. 

by Leanne Chambers 

2004 marked the 25"'' year of the Xi 
Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, and 
the firateinity worked hard to uphold their 
motto of "leadership, scholarship and love 
for all mankind," through their extensive 
senice to the oommunit)^ The brothers raised 
money for various causes and national 
programs and spoke about the importance 
of communir\' service. 

The fratemin- held se\-eral e\'ents through- 
out the school vear to raise monev for the 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial that 
would be built on the National Mall in 
Washington, D.C. 

The brothers raised mone)' and awareness 
for the homeless through their event called 

Homeless Night Out, in which they spent 
the night outside on the Commons. "The 
night we chose to hold the event was 
Dec. 4, the day after we had a massive 
snowstorm," said President Phil Duhart. 
"Needless to say it was freezing outside, 
especially with only a sleeping bag for 
protection, but it was well worth it for 
the cause." 

Durhart said, "I first learned about it 
in high school and am extremeh' glad to 
have become a part of the fraternity 
since coming to college. I have learned 
a lot about mvselt in the process as well as 
about working with others and becoming 
more professional. Most importantly, 
though, I've had a lot of flin." 

alpha kappa alpha 



kappa Psi 

by Carrie Belt 

Raising money for student organizations 
often provided members with the forum 
to come together under a unified mission. 
Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business 
fraternity, had created a host of diverse 
and exciting methods of raising money 
ways that could inxolve all of the organiz- 
arion's members, as well as the commimity. 

"AKPs mission, said President Cheryl 
Hall, "\va5 to develop well-trained, ethical, 
skilled, resourceful and experienced 
business leaders. It was open to all majors, 
but mainlv attracted people with an 
interest in business." Their fundraising 
efforts, according to Hall, mainlv went 
towards bringing in professional speakers 
and sponsoring other professional events, 
as well as social events such as their annual 
semi-formals and formals. 

"[AKP] provided many leadership 
opportunities for our brothers," Hall said, 
citing a lengthy list ot communit\'-sen'ice 
oriented commitments, beginning with 
a tuition raffle in the fall. "The grand 
prize winner gets SI, 000 in tuition and 

there are also other prizes for pizzas and 
movies and dinners," Hall said. 

In addition, the organization worked 
hard to raise money for Big Brothers 
and Big Sisters and had participated in the 
Adopt-a-Highway effort to keep Virginia 
clean by picking up roadside litter. 

Tending to the athletic e\'ent concession 
stands was a favorite way for the 
organization to raise their money. "It 
required at least 25 people of the tTaternit\' 
to participate and it was a lot of fun 
because we all got to spend a few hours 
together working at concessions and 
usually we made a few hundred dollars 
for the evening," Hall added. 

In an increasingl)- global and communit)- 
oriented business w'orld, AKP rose to 
the challenge ot educating its members 
on fun and forward-thinking ways to 
reach out to the community. All of the 
members had fun working together to 
help the organization meet their goals, 
of raising large amounts of monev tor 
both the organization and their 
philanthropic endeavors. 

Listening intently, members of 
Alpha Kappa Psi give their 
attention to the speaker. This 
particular lecture was on 
ettiquette-a skill useful at 
business dinners. 
Photo by Morgan RiehL 


Row One: Juan J. Kuilan, Mike Lekmg, Sarah Noonan. 
Marsha Shank (Advisor), Jessica Lane, Patricia Feeley, Nicole 
Buyalos. Row Two: Scott Matassa, Helen Boter. Kevin 
Carrigan (Master of Rituals), Michael McGoff (President), Cara 
Murren (Vice President-Performance), Cara Homan (Vice 
President-Administration), Allison Rowe, Melissa Ayres. 
Row Three: James Reagan, Mark Hornby, Melissa Neff, 
Amanda PaolettI, Rachel Carria, Ashley Hyatt. Lisa Grigg. 

Betore tne guest speaker s 

program. Alpha Kappa Psi members 

enjoy the buffet in Taylor Hall. 

Guest speakers were a frequent 

event for the fraternity. 

I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 




Animal, i ^ ■. , 

Kiahts Coalition 

Row One: Nicoie M. Barbano, 
Starza E. Kolman (President), 
Ashley S. Herr (Vice President). 
Row Two: Suzanne Garrett (Public 
Relations Officer), Nathan Rozsa 
(Secretary), Nancy Dicke 
(Assisstant Public Relations 

The primary purpose ok the Animal 
Rights Coalition was to bring 
awareness and resources about animal 
rights to the Universit)' and the surround- 
ing community. Through obtaining and 
presentmg information about animal 
rights issues such as vegetarianism, tur, 
animals for entertainment, companion 
animals and various others, the members 
made an impact on both the Universit)- 
and the Harrisonburg area. 

The group held many events through- 
out the year to promote their cause. In 
March, they advocated for the Great 
American Meat Out, where a meat-eater 
became vegetarian for a day, or a vegetarian 
became a vegan for a day. 

The group came together through their 
deep beliefs and values. "Being part of a 
group that cares deeply about animals" 
well-beings is inspiring," said Herr. 







Row One: Ryan D. Miller, Billy 
Valoris, Anthony Venafro 
(Assisstant Coach), Bnan Beruete, 
Justin Klunk- Row Two: Sean P. 
O'Hara, Justin Williams, Andrew 
Hant, Ryan F. Curran, Brandon 
Spurlock, Baker Kensinger, Mike 
Goll, Row Three: Ross A. Sandy, 
Donovan Almond (Treasurer), Mark 
Tegethoff (Webmaster), Josh 
Steinberg (Coach), <evin Rudd, 
Jon Harrold, Steve Boyd 

The 25 members of the Club Baseball 
team worked hard throughout the year 
to fulfill their primar)' goal of attending 
the National Club Baseball Association 
World Series, which was held each year 
in Bradenton, FL. After winning both 
their conference and region last year, 
the team realized their goal and won a 
spot in the Series. Despite finishing short 
of their expectations in Florida, the team 
persisted this vear, finishing 18-2 in 
their fall standings. 

The team held tryouts every semester 
and practiced throughout the year. Their 
main playing season was in the spring 
when they played teams from Virginia 
Tech, University of Virginia, Richmond, 
Maryland and George Washington. 

Junior Donavan Almond said, "We 
just liked to go out there and have a 
good time. The seniors on the team also 
set a great example for the younger guys 
and really set the bar higher for the future. 
It was a great year." 





alpha kappa psi 

Asking by passers for money to 
bail them out, senior Amy Butler 
and junior Paul Tocco serve their 
time for A-Phiasco. A-Phiasco 
was held on the Commons from 
February 16 to Februan/ 20 and 
raised over $1 ,200 for the Cardiac 
Care Unit at Rockingham 
Memorial Hospital. 
I Photo by Emily Dursa 1 

Working the Heart Throb tables 
on the Commons, seniors Rachel 
Hager and Erica Drucker discuss 
the day's earnings. Theta Chi 
fraternity won the Heart Throb 
competition by contnbuting the 
most money to A-Phiasco. 
[ Photo by Emily Dursa 1 

Chatting on the Commons, junior 
Erin Walker, sophomore Angela 
Stellute, and seniors Alissa Cross 
and Rachel Hager hang out 
during A-Phiasco. A-Phiasco 
raised money for and spread 
awareness of heart disease. 
I Photo by Emily Dursa I 



alpha * 

by Angela Norcross 

Founded on September 30, 1872 at 
SvTacuse University in New York, Alpiia Phi 
Sorority encouraged womanhood, service, 
education and philanthropy. With the motto, 
"Union Hand in Hand," Alpha Phi was 
founded to uphold the ideals of woman- 
hood, scholarship, service, kindness and 
sisterly love. Senior Beck)' Baines said, "In 
this sororit\', the bond of sisterhood is so 
much stronger than I ever could have 
imagined or hoped for." 

The sisters hosted A-Phiasco Februar)' 
16''' through the 20'*', a weeklong series of 
events to benefit the Alpha Phi 
Foundation and Cardiac Care. The sisters 
held a "Jail and Bail" on the Commons 
where presidents of other fraternity and 
sorority chapters, as well as some lacult)', 
were in "jail" until they were bailed out 
for a certain amount of money. Baines 
said, "It's always a very Rin time, and the 
other oiganizations are always very helpful." 
F.ight)-five percent of the funds for A- 
Phiasco went to the sorority's commu- 
nity project, the Cardiac Care Unit at 
Rockingham Memorial Hospital. 
These donations focused primarily on 

raising awareness of the prevalence of 
heart disease in women and prevention of 
the disease. The remaining 15 percent of 
funds went to the Alpha Phi Foundation 
to fund nationwide programs. The 
Foundation worked to support educa- 
tional and leadership programs, provide 
scholarships, support community 
organizations and assist women in crisis. 

The sororit}' worked hard to aid other 
members of the Greek community on 
their own phQanthtopic projects through- 
out the year. Alpha Phi won Theta Chi's 
1 2 Days Project by contributing the most 
money and toys among all of the sotorities 
and fraternities. 

Chapter meetings were held every Sunday 
night in HHS. Senior Amanda Jordan said, 
"Meetings are another great opportunity 
to see all your sisters together." Through- 
out the week, the sisters made lunch dates 
with each other and provided a support 
network of caring individuals. Jordan said, 
"When 1 was a freshman, I was very shy 
and the organization has helped me to 
branch out and become very active in 
other organizations at JMU... Alpha Phi 
was the catalyst for an amazing four years. " 

Leaning out through the bars of 
the "lail," senior Amy Butler 
collects money to bail her out. 
Jail and Bail was the last 
fundraiser of Alpha Phi's week 
long A-Phiasco, 
Photo by Emily Dursa 1 

Row One: Amy C Butler, Rebecca A Baines, Erin E, Leahy, 
Deedee Jacobs, Jenn Keegan; Row Two: Ashley Austin, 
Emily A. Conboy, Jackie M. Badalucco, Brittany L. DeLorme, 
Amanda Gallagher, Sarah E Kestner, Wendy M, Friedman, 
Lindsay M, Sweet, Rachel W. Hager, Laura Teets, Megan C 
Sette, Jessica L. Tanner, Melissa A, Bellis, Lea C, Woodard, 
Mallory Wilson-deGrazia: Row Three: Becca A. Moreau, 
Jessica E- Bolte. Michelle Grazio, Amanda S. Lindsay, Amy 
K. Countryman. Melissa L. Evans, Erica E, Weiss, Jennifer 
A. Casey, Stephanie A, Green, Jennifer D. Neisser, Rachel 
Dubin, Erika Davis, Robin Quesenberry, Erin J O'Neill, Man/ 
R Edwards, Jessica A, Snyder, Sydnee Lifshin; Row Four: 
Leanne M, Desmond, Meghan E. Hennicle, Charlene T. 
Fulgencio, Colleen T Carey, Danielle E Danko, Sibel Canlar. 
Chnstina M. Sloan, Laura E, Earnest, Melissa L. Harris, Lauren 
A. Barringer, Melanie M. Tan, Heather M, Storms, Erin W. 
Simon, Kathryn B. Casterline, Alexandra Haase, Jaclyn 
Scarcella, Hanien Sabennia, Row Five: Amanda J. Jordan, 
Jill Zamer, Erinn Bush, Lauren A Kemp. Emily E. Hynes, 
Briana D, Mills, Abbee Schubea, Rachel Sloudt, Erin Walker, 
Ashley Williams, Stacey A. Johnson. Kan Deputy, Kristin 
Naylor, Angela C- Stellute, Diane M. Wetzel, Julia M, 
Robinson, Jenn A. Ash, Katie Lucas, Ashley E. Verwers, Katie 
Raich, Lindsay Bateman 


alpha phi 


phi omega 

by Leanne Chambers 

The members of the Chi Gamma 
chapter of Alpha Phi Omega dedicated 
themselves to serving others throughout 
the vear. Based on their three cardinal 
principals of leadership, friendship and 
service, the group formed bonds through 
a variet)' of activities in the community-. 
The coed service fraternit}' was initiated 
on campus in 1970 and re-chartered in 
1989, and since then has had a large 
impact on the Universit}' and Harrison- 
burg communities. 

The 70 active brothers met everv 
Wednesday to discuss the various service 
projects thev panicipated in. Nearly every 
day of" the week offered a different project 
to take part in, from the Salvation Army 
after school program to the SPCA to the 
Bridgewater Retirement Commimit>'. The 
group also volunteered extensively with 
the Special Olympics, participating in 
nearly all of their events. "Through 
volunteering with Special Olympics, 1 have 
grown to love active community' service 
and the people 1 have been fortunate 

enough to serve," said senior Carin 
Mansfield. During the holiday season, 
the fraternity sponsored several families 
through the Sal\'ation Army and provided 
them with clothes and toys for Christmas. 

The fraternit)' also held events through- 
out the campus communitv, such as 
Suicide Awareness Day, which featured 
speakers and a cappella groups. All 
proceeds were donated to the Yellow 
Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. 
The brothers also held special weekends 
each semester dedicated enrireh' to service, 
during which they usually took on bigger 
projects such as working with Habitat 
for Humanit)' in West Virginia or at the 
Ronald McDonald House in Charlottesville. 

"I think being so involved in serv ice 
has definitelv helped me to learn things 
about myself that 1 never realized before," 
said junior President Kerrv' Keegan. "I've 
become a different person. I'm more 
outgoing, I'm happier and 1 know that's 
because I've taken the time to help others." 

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by Charlotte Dombrower 

Best Buddies was an international 
non-profit organization dedicated to 
enhancing the lives of people with 
disabilities through one-on-one friend- 
ships. It was done at the college level by 
matching college student volunteers in 
mutually enriching friendships with 
adults v\ith mental retardation. 
Members worked with their individual 
buddies, as well as had social gatherings 
with all the buddies. "We've had three 
group outings this semester including a 
picnic at Purcell Park, a Halloween partv' 
and a small part)' to celebrate all of the 
new "buddy pairs,'" said College Buddy 
Director Emily Graham. However, each 


member had the responsibilit)' of calling 
their buddy once a week and spending 
time with them. Members primarih 
worked with residents of Pleasantvievv 
group homes, but were also expanded 
into working with indiv iduals in the 

The Universit)' chapter of Best Buddies 
started in September 2001. Best Buddies 
was an international organization that was 
founded by Anthony K. Shriver in 1 989. 
The organization grew to have over 1 ,000 
chapters at middle schools, high school 
and college campuses. The international 
organization worked towards changing 
and improving the aspects 
of the lives of adults with disabilities. 

Row One: Jessica L. Swetky, Da^e E. Herr, Melissa L. Doering, Lauren 
Gardner, Amanda N, Breeden, Colleen C. Powers: Row Two: Megan P. 
Zimmerman. JoAnna C- Mehafley, Laura C. Howes, Emily Graham. Katelin 
M. Moran; Row Three: Jesseca L, Collins, Lori R. Verma, Jennifer L. 
Cicia, Heather A. Horan, Christine P Rusenberg. 


Row One: L, Novia. L, Phillips, K. Keegan, D. Wickham, C. Hess, J. Planakis. J. Cicia; Row 
Two: J Kurbel, S. Bain, C. Mansfield, J. Zavacky, R. Cipicchio; Row Three: K. Casper, G. 
deGuzman, K. Evans, A. Czapp. S- Lawson, K, Bruder, A. Cappelli. B. Elmir, J. Fralin, C. 
Brown, R, Crandol, S. Hoetky, 8, McBeath; Row Four: M. Wasaff, L. King, C. Geis, H. 
Schutz, L- Esposito, A. Berman, J, Chasteen, N. Gleadall, C Sauer, M. Rutson, S- Hall, K. 
Jafari, K. Miller, K. Sheridan, B. Merger; Row Five: D. Krise. K. Koerber, L. Chambers, S. 
"5.:d "■ Freeman, E. O'Keeffe. L. Desmond. S. Chasteen, M. Sheedfar, R Eades, K. 
Thomousen, J. Boman. A, Thomousen. 

Wrestling in a baby pool of jello, 
unior David Wickham tnes to 
tackle junior Kimmy Casper to the 
ground. The entertaining event 
occurred at the APO brother 
party where the new littles 
picked a theme and dressed their 
bigs up in corresponding outfits. 
/ Photo courtesy of APO I 

brothers of^ew direction 

by Kristin Short 

Brothers of a New Direction was a 
social and civic organization built to 
provide a sense of support and brother- 
hood to minorirs' men at the Universin,'. 

The brothers of BOND held weekly 
meetings in which they would discuss 
topics that related to African-American 
men in society. The organization also 
tried to increase cultural, historical and 

Row One: Joe Fraker.Donell Owens, Row Two: Langston Turner, Kevin s°cial awareness through studying not 

Branson, Janatn/ Sanders, Tyson Brown Row Three: Bradley Davis, only African-American issues, but issues 

Quincy Jones, Samuel Anthony, Greg Cody. Row Four: Abdul Azeez. ■ or j • ■ 

Jay Cottom, Con/ Weathers, Shawn Harris, Martin Ispizua. that affected mmorm- men altogether. 

Besides increasing member awareness, 
BOND held Universin,' speak-outs. At 
these events, guest speakers spoke to their 
members, as well other organizations 

that came to show support. They also 
held an auction entitled. Chocolate Cit)', 
each year. 

Through the organizations activities 
and weekly discussions, BOND helped 
members to grow as people and gain a 
clearer understanding of societ)'. 
Sophomore Kevin Branson said, "Being 
a part of BOND has made me a better 
person hv becoming awaie of other peoples 
opinions and other things like that. 


alpha phi omega 

Discussing evening plans, 
sophomore Kathleen Huband and 
sophomore Carson Walker eat 
their lunch. Initiation marked the 
end of the eight week plege 
period, I Photo by Emily Dursa 1 

Loading up their plates, members 
of ASA en|oy the buffet at their 
luncheon. The post-initiation 
event was held at Highlawn. 
I Photo by Emily Dursa I 

Leaning in for the shot, 
sophomore Kathleen Huband, 
freshman Blair Bateman and 
sophomore Carly Whiteside pose 
for a picture. After initiation, new 
members were officially sisters. 
1 Photo by Emily Dursa 1 




§i§ma alpha 

Leanne Chambers 

Through their primary purpose of 
ittaining social, physical, intellectual and 
piritual growth, the sisters of the Beta 
Epsilon chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha 
strove to develop women of poise and 
purpose and form lilelong bonds of 
sisterhood through relationships and 
friendships. The sorority was founded 
at Longwood College in 1901. Through 
weekly Sunday meetings, community 
service and social events, the 140 members 
of the University's chapter worked hard 
to realize these goals. "People definitely 
walked away from our organization with 
ifelong friends," said senior President 
Brianne Carter. "After all, there were only 
140 of us on a 16,000 person campus so 
many of the traditions and sister activities 
kept us involved in each other's lives and 
close to each other. " 

The sisters were encouraged to complete 
15 hours of communit)- service activities 
each semester and were very active in 
community service by volunteering with 

Special Olympics, one of their national 
philanthropies. Their other national 
philanthropy was the S. lune Smith 
Center, a private non-profit agency that 
helped infants ;ind children with develop- 
mental disabilities by providing early 
identification, education, training and 
therapy. The sorority held different 
fundraisers throughout the year to raise 
money for their philanthropies. They 
also volunteered their time at Sunnyside 
Retirement Home, socializing with the 
residents and helping to brighten their day. 
In addition, the girls became mentors in 
the Big Brothers Big Sisters program 
and assisted at the Harrisonburg Boys 
and Girls Club. 

Through the embodiment of their motto 
to "Aspire, Seek, Attain," the sisters of 
ASA made a great impact not only on the 
commimitv, but on themselves as well. 
Carter said, "People older and younger 
than me taught me things about myself 
1 never thought possible. Joining ASA 
was one of the best decisions of my college 

Row One: Katie A, McCarthy, Sharon D, Crane. Mary E. 
Walder, Emily A. Wyatt, Kendra R. McLean, Drew Davis, 
Emily E. Lippard, Jaime Tomczyk, Erin Curtin, Lauren Supko. 
Kelsey Baker, Tiane Vo. Christine Farah, Stephanie Schuhler, 
Kara George, Veronic Shen. Row Two: Katherine Goodfellow, 
Erin Dudos, Sarah M Koch, Diane B, Coffey, Kathleen 
Ferraro, Tracy Hacker, Christina Valenti, Rachel Ingle, Lauren 
Kalocay, Meaghen Fenton, Palen Roberts, Carson Walker, 
Kellie Brown, Amanda McKinley, Katherine D. Major, Regina 
M Mannino, Jessica E. Roth, Ashlyn M, McKeithan, Row 
Three: Amy L Baker, Lauren M. Flax, Megan E. Patterson, 
Kate L- Dougherty, Ashley Powers, Amanda Bivins, Amanda 
Logsdon, Carly Whiteside, Paige Slepsky, Jillian Kelleher, 
Maria Navarro, Jane Thomas, Caite Rowan, Natalie Piavie , 
Bnttany C. Moore, Amanda R- Judge, Emily C. LaCivita, Laura 
Romaniello, Therese M. Muldoon; Row Four: Kelsey A. 
Langlie, Sandy Lantz, Lindsay Toillings, Katelyn W. Kowalski, 
Lindsay N. Loewer, Ashley Mercer, Kristin Kupetz, Brooke 
Thomason, Shannon Lillemoe, Elizabeth landies, Brianne 
Carter, Whitney Dunning, Stephanie Sappo, Emerson 
Spicher, Blair Bateman, Danielle T. Bruno, Kristina L. Vazquez, 
Eileen Little. 


alpha Sigma alpha 

asian I ■ 

student union 

Discussing the role of Asian 
Americans in China, a member of 
ASU shows a Powerpoint 
presentation at an Asian Student 
Union meeting. The club was 
founded in 1971 and pronr^JT? 
multi-cultural awareness, I 
i Photo 

by Angela Norcross 

In 1971, two students of Madison 
College founded the China Watchers 
Club due to their interest in China's 
Cultural Revolution. Since then, the name 
has changed to the Asian Studies Club, 
Asian-American Association and finally 
to Asian Student Union. With each 
name modification, the purpose of the 
organization has changed and membership 
increased. ASU's purpose was to educate 
the campus community about Asian 
cultures and advance awareness ol that 
area of the world, in addition to providing 
support for the University's Asian- 
American population. The club was 
open to all students, not just Asian- 
Americans, and was sponsored through 
the Center for Multicultural/International 
Student Services. 

One of ASU's most popular events was 
the Annual Culture Show held in 
November. The theme was "AmerSians: 
The Immersion of Two Cultures" and 
the program presented a variety of acts 
representing different cultures. The 
culture show aimed to educate the 

audience while breaking down stereotypes 
about the Asian and Asian-American culuires 

Along with the Culture Show, ASU 
sponsored Lunar New Year activities in 
January, consisting of workshops and a 
semiformal. The annual Asia Pop 
Workshop in November presented Asian 
pop music and culture to the University 
and served as a passport event. Lastly, 
ASU's sixth annual basketball tournament 
in March rounded out the many events 
this club organized and participated in 
throughout the year. Senior Secretary 
Carol Nguyen, explained that the events 
gave, 'ASU a chance to express what we are 
about and gets others involved on campus.' 

ASU was a community for students 
with common backgrounds to gather 
together in comfort. 

ASU reached out to incoming Asian 
students. This gave incoming freshman 
a support network and got them involved 
within the organization. 

Michelle Jumillas said ASU, "has allowed 
me to embrace my culture, fight 
stereotypes and open my mind to new 
ideas and different cultures, as well as 
get to know members of other minority 
organizations on campus. " 

Row One: Sharon Kim, Odyssey A Lopez, Michelle Sadiarin, 
Michelle Jumilla, Carol Nguyen, Travis 0. Mitchell, Mom 
Phengsitthy: Row Two: John A. Maresco, Uyen Ta, Angle 
Wu, Christina Hoang, CJ, Ball, Row Three: Anand Kao, 
Sharon Warren, Olivia Chang, Lalivanh Chanthapanya, Jian 
Jing Shen, Max Sinthorntham. 

Spoiling Asian Student Union 
shirts, Travis Mitchell and Michelle 
Jumilla wait for their turn to speak 
during the icebreaker for their 
first welcome meeting of the year 
ASU put on shows such as the 
Culture Show 
I Photo by Jenny Yoo I 




Row One: Jennifer Edwards 
(fellowship), Mae Condon, Emily 
Antanitus (senior warden). Row 
Two: Laura K. Minnlch-Lockey 
(chaplain), Lauren Marcum, Scott 
Gainer (colonel), Maggie Keller 
(junior warden). Row Three: 
Christopher Carlson, Jon Nein 
(treasurer), Scott Cohen (Spiritual 

The Canterbury Episcopal Campus 
Ministry provided a place for worship 
and fellowship and an accepting, friendly 
atmosphere to the community through- 
out JMU, Bridgewater, and Eastern 
Mennonite Universit)'. The ministry 
supported talent, provided friendship, 
and promoted spiritual growth and 
personal well-being. Members met for 
meetings and social gatherings at the 
Canterbury house. They met for 
worship at the Emmanuel Episcopal 

Members were not onK- dedicated to 
studying the Bible, but also to reaching 
out to the community. 

They participated in weekly Bible 
studies, praver services and Eucharist on 
Sundays. However, they also partici- 
pated in community service projects, 
including leading their own Alterna- 
tive Spring Break. Members contin- 
ued to live out the traditions of their 
ministry including decorating their 
house with millions ot lights each year 







church, which they were members of at Christmas. 

circle hnff^rnpif J f^n^-, 

Row One: Rachel S. Valdez, 
Heather Forrester, Elizabeth 
Wenger, Danielle Eisenstat, Row 
Two: Kathleen McKay, Deanna 
Rella, Becca Rotz, Megan Cohu, 
Maureen Codd. Row Three: 
Megan A. Kremer, Amanda B. 
Juhas, Sarah Dreist, Sarah R, 
Kozup, Joanne Rupprecht, Mindi 

Circle K International provided service, 
leadership and fellowship to students 
while serving the Harrisonburg commu- 
nity. Members engaged in service of all 
kinds and were able to help the commu- 
nit}' in a variety of ways. Circle K helped 
people of all ages, ranging from working 
in a soup kitchen and providing pen 
pals for elementary school children as 
well as nursing homes to working with 
children at the Bovs and Girls Club. 

Members learned the fundamentals of 
service and leadership through helping 
out others in need. 

Circle K began as a national service 
organization in 1947. By 1964, it was 
the largest collegiate service organization 
on American and Canadian college 
campuses and continued to grow. 

Members of Circle K gained gratifica- 
tion by the appreciation they received 
from the Harrisonburg communir\'. 
















asian student union 

"^cTiife baskefball 

by Corrie Belt 

The women of Club Basketball were 
enthusiastic players, competing in 
tournaments all over the East Coast, yet 
devoting equal amounts of energ}' to their 
academics and the communit)'. 

Their three-time weekly practices were 
intense and the all-weekend tournaments 
long, but by the seasons end, the team 
walked awa\' carr\"ing the regular season 
title, a second place slot in the final 
championship and three wins against their 
top rival, the University of Virginia. 

The team was comprised of 16 "stand- 
out " ball players from high school, 
said three-time President senior Megan 
Carney. "Many women on the team had 
the opportunin,' to pla}' varsity basketball, 
but wanted to come to JMU and play on 
a sell-run team," she said, citing their 
enthusiasm and close relationships on 
and off the court for the team's success. 

"Playing basketball for me was a great 
way to let off some energy," said junior 
Mary Wilke. "I was playing a game 1 
love surrounded b\' girls that were so tun 
to be around." Fun and devotion were 
important to the team's success. 

"Our goal was to have a fun and relaxed 
practice environment, while still remain- 
ing very competitive," Carney said. 

"The ladies worked extremely hard to 
improve both as individual players and as 
a team," said Coach Robert Walters, a 
biology professor and former Division 
Three college coach. "The group got 
along wonderfully with each other." 

In addition to practices and games, the 
team participated regularly in communit)' 
and social events, such as Warm a Winter 
Wish and Relay for Life. "We raised over 
S2,000 for Relay for Life and extended our 
communit)' service efforts by keeping score 
and refRng local kids basketball programs. 
For the first time last year, we hosted a 
kids clinic in UREC," said Carney. 

"This is an amazing group!" said Walters. 
"The)' were not only talented atliletes, but 
also performed exceptionally well in the 
classroom and were activeh' involved in 
many campus organizations...! am verv 
proud to be the coach." 

The players, likewise, felt privileged 
to be a part of such an outstanding 
organization. Carney said, "When I leave 
JMU in the spring, leading this club will 
remain mv fondest memory." 

Looking past her defender, senior 
Megan Carney attempts to set up 
a play. Women's Club Basketball 
competed in tournaments all over 
the East Coast. 
/ Photo by Jenny Yoo / 

Row One: Dionne Travis. Katnna Sanford, Kelly Flanigan 
(Treasurer); Row Two: Allison McDonough, Nathalie Cooper, 
Mary Wilke (Vice President), Megan Carney (President): Row 
Three: Kaitlin Porter, Laura Sullivan, Brandi Wright. 


Holding a timeout, the womens 
Club Basketball team competes 
against Cumberland. The team 
expanded the number of games 
and tournaments they played in, 
allowing the ladies to compete 
against additional universities. 
I Photo by Jenny Yoo 1 



Row One: Kristen Timmel, Jessica 
Gosnell, Joshua Porter, Glenn 
Bukowski IChairman), Stephanie 
Naus; Row Two: Michael J. Dirkie 
(Treasurer), John Leonard. Kevin 
Brennan (Vice Chairman), Edward 
Christ, Cory Winter. 

I he College Republicans spent the year 
spreading their conser\'ati\'e philosophies 
and making their views known. 

According to Chairman senior Glenn 
Bukowski, the College Republicans were 
an active campus political organization 
involved in advancing the goals and 
principles of the Republican Party on 
a local, state and national level. The 
organization aspired to educate students 
.ibout the conservative plattorm that 
included limited government, strong 
families, faith, fiscal responsibilit}', sanctity 

of lite and Constitutional freedoms. 
The College Republicans were active 
in many campaigns. "For the 2003 
November elections, the organization 
worked on the Mark Obenshain, Brandon 
Bell, Chris Braimlich, and Ken Cuccinelli 
state Senate campaigns as well as the Glenn 
W'eatherholtz and Jack Rust House ot 
Delegates campaigns," said Bukowski. 
In spring of 2002, the College Republicans 
received the "Volunteer of the Decade" 
award from the \'A Republican Part}' for 
the 6th District in Harrisonburg. 






Row One; Ashiey Easome, 
Lindsay Blankenship, Lauren 
O'Donohue, Kern A. Corbett, Laura 
Anderson; Row Two: Meredith L. 
Berwick (Secretary), Leigh 
Dahlem, Lisa Kussman, Patrick 
Bray (Vice President), Avery Butzer, 
Lindsay Huff. 

The Lambda .\!u Lpsilon chapter of 
Lambda .Alpha Epsilon was a fraternit)' 
open to those with interest in criminal 
justice and was dedicated to furthering its 
member's education in the field. The 
organization, which was a part ot the 
.American Criminal Justice, was the only 
one of its kind on the Universitv's campus 
and was not only open to college students. 

The national fraternity sponsored 
conferences around the coimtrv', and the 
University's chapter participated in 

community service events and social 
functions. "We scheduled time for the 
group to get together and go to the 
shooting range," said Anderson. 

"Being a member of I_AE was definitely 
a benefit for anvone interested in entering 
the criminal justice field,' said .Anderson. 
"I plan on entering the tleld ot Law 
Enforcement one day and it has helped me 
to gain knowledge about the field, as well 
as practical knowdedgs such as fiiearms safet)'. 
It has been a good experience." 









women's club basketball 

black and latino 

Dancing with deternnined faces, 
junior Stacey Claytor and junior 
Kristie Fleming sliow tlieir moves 
during the annual step show. 
BLGC and CMISS were sponsors 
for the event that drew in a 
packed house at Wilson Hall 
[ Photo by Jenny Yoo I 

greeK caucus 

by Angela Norcross 

Founded in 1970, Black and Latino 
Greek Caucus fostered unity and respect 
among Greeks in BLGC, Panhellenic 
Council, and Inter-fraternity Council by 
strengthening social and community 
service programming. Made up of over 
20 members from ethnic fraternities and 
sororities on campus, BLGC set policies 
for Black and Latino Greek lettered 
organizations that worked with the Center 
for Multicultural and International 
Student Services. 

BLGC unified the Greek community 
through service projects, collaboration 
and outreach, and awareness and co- 
sponsorship within all Greek organiza- 
tions. They met bi-weekly to organize 
programs and set protocols. Members 


participated in Christmas and Thanks- 
giving service projects in addition to 
hosting public speakers and Skate Jam. 
The organization participated in the 
annual Homecoming step show. Their 
most important event of the year, 
however, was BLGC week, which featured 
numerous activities to educate the 
community, such as Black and Latino 
Jeopardy. BLGC week also included a 
field day focusing on Harrisonburg youth 
and held in conjunction with Panhellenic 
and IPC. Senior Charmaine Wingfield, 
club president, said, "I have learned 
that change is a continuous process and 
with the help of those with a willing and 
giving heart, we can create a positive 
change that can be passed down as a 
legacy to the students who will step up 
as leaders of our organizations." 

b or organization 

by Charlotte Dombrower 

Interested in starting your own club? There were just a few easy steps you had to go through in order to have official recognition of your club 
by the University. Student Organization Services worked with all clubs and organizations to give them the resources they needed, as well as the 
recognition and fiinding they needed to be as successful as possible. 

To start a club: 

•An organization must successfully complete the club recognition process in order to gain University recognition. The process included 
attending the CEO workshop series, securing a faculty adviser and completing the necessary paperwork. 

•A prospective group must have a signed list of 8 committed members and a committed full-time faculty/staff adviser. 

•A non-refundable application fee of $1 5 was due with application. 


•Students participating in the club recognition would be required to submit an Application for Club Recognition to the Student Organiza- 
tion Services office. 



Reading a passage from the Holy 
Bible, alum Erin Randolph shows 
praise in front of the church 
service. University Sunday v\/as 
sponsored in conjunction with 
Alpha Kappa Alpha. 
Photo by Jenny Yoo ] 

•Club recognition occurred once each semester. A maximum of 10 clubs would be accepted to participate in the recognition process each semester. 
First come first served — — _.,_ _,,_ 


•CEO Workshops: 

Each organization must have a minimum of fvvo representatives at each CEO session. If only one representative attended a session that 
would count as an absence. Each group was allowed one absence. If an organization had more than one absence the}' would be removed from the 
recognition process immediately. 

The same representatives did not have to attend all sessions. Ideally, the representatives attending would be the officer that would benefit 
most from that session. 

If a workshop waS" not attended bv anv representative, that organization would be immediately removed from the recognition process. 

•The Committee on Club Recognition would review the constitution and ask lor appropriate revisions. 

•If the Committee on Club Recognition approved the organization for recognition, then the Coordinator of Student Organization Ser\'ices/Clubs 
identified the groups for consideration to the Student Affairs Administration and the president. 

•Proposed clubs were notified of their status as soon as possible after all workshops and paperwork had been completed. 


black and latino greek caucus 

by Gina Indellicate 

said, "being on the yearbook has definitely 
developed my leadership skills. It also 
has made me more involved in activities on 
Few college-aged people could have campus and know more about my school." 
said that they were responsible for writing Yearbooks were distributed for free to 
and recording history. Those on The the student body at the end of April. 
Bluestone yearbook staff however, were Inside the bound cover was numerous 
able to be a part of such a process. stories focusing on individual students. 

Entirely student-run, The Bluestone teachers, campus wide events and changes 
was a nationally recognized publication. in the surrounding Harrisonburg 
Comprised of a staff of about 30, the community. Sports, organizations and 
publication was the combined effort of class portraits were also included in the 
willing journalists from all different majors. 95''' volume of The Bluestone. 
Separating into four sections; features, Organizations producer Charlotte 

classes, organizations, and sports, the Dombrower said, "working on the 

staff was then assigned to cover certain yearbook has given me a great sense of 
sections. Even though the yearbook accomplishment. Although yearbook 

was an annual edition, the process in 
creating it was yearlong. The year- 
book spanned from lateApril to March. 
The 400-page book was divided into 
deadlines that were completed as events 
and sports seasons occurred. 

has been a lot ot hard work, it has taught 
me a lot about myself how to work on 
a team and what the field of journalism 
is really like." 

The goal otThe Bluestone staff was to 
capture a single year out ol the entire 

While photographers and writers worked University experience and reflect it on 

fairly independently, they came together to bound paper. The Bluestone strove to 

work with designers and the editorial board accurately convey life here in a stylish 

to create the actual design of the book. and appealing way through pictures 

Classes section producer, Ali Johnston and text. 

Row One: Morgan Riehl (photography editor), Kan Deputy 
(managing editor), Gina Indellicate (editor in chief), Kristin 
Short (copy editor), Peyton Green (creative director); Row 
Two: Mauren Doherty, Charlotte Dombrower, Angela 
Norcross, Jenny Yoo, Meghan Gwaltney, Row Three: Geoff 
Allen, Brandi Duck, Clare Burchard, Jeanette Shaprio, 
Nathaniel Clarkson. 

Reviewing a list ot stories to cover. 

Classes section producer junior 

All Johnston and editor in chief 

senior Gina Indellicate plan for a 

deadline. At a convention in Texas, 

The Bluestone recieved the Best 

in Show award for the 2003 book 

and the National Yearbook 

Pacemaker award for the 2002 

edition. I Photo by Morgan Riehl 



Cropping photos. Managing Editor 
sophomore Kari Deputy and Copy 
Editor senior Kristin Short organize 
spreads for their second deadline. 
The yearbool< was broken into 
five separate deadlines and 
distributed free to students in 
April. / Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Surprising everyone new to the 
staff, the editorial board delivers 
3 flower to sophomore classes 
photographer sophomore Kate 
Sawyer. The Bluestone was 
entirely student run by a staff of 
about 30 
Photo by Morgan Riehi , 


the bluestone 


At the Student Ambassadors 
fundraising event, junior Nate 
Olive performs an invert at Grafton- 
Stovall Tlireatre. The breal^dancers 
were a coed club that hosted the 
popular Circles V competition 
against other colleges. 
[ Photo by Mqig^n Riehl ] 

by Leanne Chambers 

Founded in 1 997 by Kevork Gaermerian 
and Josh Rosenthal, the Breakdancing 
Club grew to over 40 active members with 
growing numbers of females nearing 
50 percent. The club was home to 
those who embraced all forms of 
hip-hop. Practices were twice a week in 
Godwin Hall with an oprional practice on 
Saturdays. President Justin Busacca spent 
the start of practices teaching newcomers 
the basics of breakdancing and the rest 
of practice was spent practicing these 
new moves and free-forming, which 
could be described as an improvisa- 
tioniil breakdancing. Members also 
practiced on their own, even in their 
respective residence halls. Senior Matt 
Eubank, vice president, said, "My 
favorite thing about breakdancing is that 
it is such a challenge and there is 
always room for improvement and 
innovation. It's a great outlet from 
school; I can just go to practice, dance, 
and hang out with everyone and forget 
about the week, the day, or whatever 

was on my mind before practice." 

Breakdancing Club participated in a 
variety of flindraisers, mostly to benefit 
other groups on campus. Breakdancing's 
biggest event of the year was Circles V, 
which the club hosted in April. Circles 
was an intercollegiate breakdance 
competition, but was not limited to 
college teams. Over 22 teams partici- 
pated and over 1000 spectators turned 
out at Godwin Gym. In past events 
they brought in over $7000 in revenue 
which was donated to charity. The 
Breakers also raised money for the Boys 
and Girls Club of Harrisonburg through- 
out the year. 

Club members formed strong 
friendships. Junior Phil Yudson, secretary 
said, "It introduced me to all my best 
friends and helped me get more involved 
in hip-hop culture. B-boying is all 1 
really do anymore, but I like it that way." 
Eubank said, "After I graduate in May, I 
know I will always be welcome to break 
with the club whenever I want. The 
club has made my college experience 
what it is." 


Row One: Phil Yudson (Secretary), Jamie Vigliotta 
(Treasurer), Justin Busacca (President). Matt Eubank (Vice 
President), Geoff Troidl (Circles Committee Chair); Row Two: 
Ryan Vaughn, Natalie High, Jenna Jameson, Devon 
Paruszewski, Raphael Villacrusis, Hannah Swan, Jules 
Simmons, Shandon Collins, Lindsay Jaworski, Nick Harris; 
Row Three: Felicia Truong- Brodie, Julie Stoessel, Steve Tran, 
Megan Castner, Patrick Bredland. Brad Galorenzo, John 
Eppes III, Kt Beckman, John Telfeyan; Row Four: Stephanie 
Byrne, David Zinn, Daniel Son, Sean Nyhan, Alex Espisito, 
Justin Hogan, Dan Gruen, Row Four: Jason Kim, Winslow 
Robertson, Adam Bowa-VanDamia, Sam Payne, Jonathan 
Kidwell, Anand Ixao, Nathaniel Dawson, 


"^''tDsilon Chi 

Row One: Lauren McKay. Erin 
Dickey (vice president of 
finance), Patricia Ramierez, Kerri 
Mangin (president), Chnstine Greis 
(vice president of administration). 
Row Two: Ryan Charest, Laura 
Carpenter (vice president of 
chapter affairs), Brian Gist (vice 
president of membership), 
Christina Mafale, Jason Storms. 

Founded in 1999, Delta Epsilon Chi 
became an organization that provided 
opportunities for those with an interest 
to practice real lite business skills. Delta 
Epsilon Chi was started by five students, 
and five years later it grew into a coed 
business organization that welcomed all 
majors. Since then, thev competed on 
state and national levels. At these events, 
club members competed in business 
simulations and case studies in topics 
from tourism to food services and others. 

In February 2003, 23 students in the 
University's chapter took top honors in the 
Chi Mid-Adantic conference at Virginia 
Commonwealth Universit)'. Ot the 23 that 
competed, 16 Dukes were offered the 
honors to participate in the International 
Career Development Conference in 
Orlando, Florida. Delta Epsilon Chi 
was an organization with national and 
international recognition as a chapter of 
the college division of DECA. 




Row One: Lauren Fisher 
(secretary). Mary Albert 
(president). Monica Billings 
(treasurer). Row Two: Kristen 
Hamilton (fundraising chair). Jill 
= owler (vice president). Abbe 
Schubert, Hannah Troester. 

JMU Dietetic Association was dedicated 
to the field of dietetics. Their purpose 
was to provide professional development 
of students who had either the dietetic 
major or minor. JMUDA sponsored 
man\- fundraising activities that benefited 
members ol the communitv that were 
less fortunate. Members participated in 
local health fairs as well. 

JMUDA was formerly known as the 
Dietetics Club. The club was a descen- 

dent of the Living Sciences Club that 
was disbanded in the early 1990s. 
Currently called the JMU Dietetic 
Association, JMUDA was modeled 
after the professional association for 
dieticians, the American Dietetic Associa- 
tion. Throughout the year, JMUDA 
flourished as a student organization that 
provided opportunities for professional 
experience within dietetics. 












by Leanne Chambers 

If something major happened on 
campus, students knew where to turn: 
the student-run newspaper, The Breeze. 
In its 81" year of publication. The Breeze 
offered fair and impartial news to the 
Universit}^ and communit)-. About 9,500 
copies were distributed every Monday 
and Thursday to over 100 on and oil 
campus locations. Readers enjoyed such 
popular features as the crossword puzzle 
and "Darts and Pats, as well as in-depth 
coverage on some important issues to 
hit the campus, such as the banning of 
the emergency contraceptive pill. 

TTie Breeze had 32 student staff members, 
three lull time stall members and three 
advisors. The stall was basically di\'ided 
into two sections. Editorial and Advertising. 
Two staff meetings were held on Monda\'s 
and Thursday. At the meetings, the staff 
would ep over what was goin^ to be in 
the next issue and stories were assigned 
to writers. Deadlines were the night 

before each edition was issued, 
Sunday and Wednesday respectively. 
"Writing was on a voluntar)' basis," said 
Editor in Chief Drew Wilson. Each writer 
began as a contributing writer. Alter 
submitting five stories, the writer was 
then eligible to become a section writer, 
which entitled them payment ol S5 per 
story. Alter attending a staft workshop, 
the section writer could then become a 
senior writer and be paid SIO per story 

The Breeze was a national award- 
winning publication. The Breeze was a 
Pacemaker Finalist at the College 
\Iedia Convention in Dallas, TX and 
had been tor the previous three years 

Staff members of The Breeze put in 
around 30-40 hours a week in their 
office in the basement of Anthony-Se^er 
lor very little pay. "The staff was great 
because they really loved what they did 
and were really dedicated to their work," 
said Wilson. "A quality newspaper 
would have been impossible to put out 
il it had not been for the staff commitment 
to the production. It has been inspiring 
to work on such a great team." 


Proofreading the final layouts, 
Copy Editor senior Patricia 
Frenville and Editor in Chief 
senior Drew Wilson review the 
spreads before production. In 
publication for 81 years. The 
Breeze was originally considered 
to be named the Campus Cat. 
I Photo bv Emily Dursa ] 

Row One: Jessica M. Lapierre, Elizabeth L. Hamner, Alison 
R. Fargo. Jessica L. Taylor. Cheryl M. Lock. Patricia L. 
Frenville, Leela C. Pereira; Row Two: Stephen D. Atwell, 
Lauren M. Kinelski, Drew Wilson, Kyra C. Papafil. Marc S 
Choi, Joan M. Massaro, Beverly S. Kitchens: Row Three: 
Steven M. Doherty, Matthew M. Lastner, Bradley P. Richards, 
Kelly L. Jasper, Laura E. Dean, Adam M. Sharp. Jason Brown. an opinion p.ece for 
the next days edition. Opinion 
Editor, senior Adam Sharp, consults 
sophomore Knsten Green. The 
Breeze was a 2003 ACP 
Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist. 
I Photo by Emily Dursa I 


Engaged in their individual tasks, 
■ lews Editors senior Toni Duncan. 
;ophonnore Kelly Jasper, 
graphics Editor senior Marc Ohoi, 
ind Assistant News Editor 
ophomore Stephen Atwell 
scramble to maintain the chaos. 
The Breeze was printed bi-weekly. 
Mondays and Thursdays. 
[ Photo by Emily Dursa 1 


the breeze 



by Angela Norcross 

A sexual assLiult help line ran 24 hours 
a day, 7 days a week by smdent volunteers. 
These extraordinary and willing individu- 
als completed over 30 hours of training 
to help those who called. The help line 
was run on a pager system, requiring the 
caller to leave their phone number via 
voicemail. A Campus Assault Response 
member with the pager then received 
the page, checked the voicemail and 
contacted the person within fifteen 
minutes. Being on-call meant CARE 
members had to have quick access to a 
private room and phone. When a call 
came through, CARE staff put their lives 
on hold to salvage the life ot a sexual 
assault victim. 

CARE strove to provide support for 
victims of sexual assault. Senior Sara 
Black said, "I like to think we serve as a 
support system for those affected, and 
also as liaisons to the JMU community 
for spreading the word and educating 
students on the affects of sexual assault 
and rape." 

Participants became knowledgeable in 
proving the horror of sexual assault to the 
community. Throughout the year, CARE 
gave presentadons to Greek Life, Residence 
Life, Orientation Staff, and several other 
campus organizations to increase aware- 
ness of sexual assault and rape. Senior 
Kristin Damiano, treasurer, discussed 
the role of CAREs presentations, 
calling them, "my favorite part of what 
we do because of the immediate impact 
you can make, just by stating the facts." 

CARE also presented 'Rape Is Not Sex' 
at Grafton-Stovall theatre on Oaober 20''\ 
It served as a wellness passport event to 
educate and increase awareness of sexual 
assault. Members of the organization 
performed skits, read poems by victims 
of sexual assault and stated the startling 
statistics to an attentive audience. The 
program addressed myths and miscon- 
ceptions regarding sexual assault and 
victims talked about their first-hand 
experiences. Senior Melissa Diffley, 
president of CARE said, "We all enjoy 
getting on stage and educating the 
campus. We have a good time doing it. " 


by Angela Norcross 

It you ever saw a tiny plane flying high 
over the quad early in the morning, a 
Flight Club member might have been at 
the controls. Every Saturday morning, the 
club gathered at the regional airport and 
went soaring into the sky with licensed 
pilots. Students had the opportunity to 
take the controls for a bit and each group 
flew for approximately an hour. The club held at fiindraiser at Grafton-Stovall in 
the spring where "Top Gun" was shown. 

Andrew Henderson, a student who has 
since transferred to another university 
to earn his flight degree, founded the 
Flight Club two years ago. Many of its 
members had dreamed of piloting a 


plane at some point during their lives, 
and the Flight Club made this possible. 
Junior Candace Turitto said, "When 1 
saw flyers for Flight Club it seemed to 
be a calling that the time had come. ..I 
got my license about six months later 
and have been flying ever since." 

Senior Dan Kraus said, "The Flight Club 
has been a great experience for me. !i 
helps to get connected with other people 
who have a passion for flying." Turitto 
said, "To graduate Irom JMU with a 
degree is extremely rewarding, but being 
able to do so with stories of flying an 
airplane only adds a fresh and exciting 
new look to anyone's time at JMU." 

Row One: Candace M. Turitto (Public Relations), John R Vaiona, Kiki 
Holl (Historian/Secretary), Rachel Posner, Andrea Hoiden; Row Two: 
Daniel R, Kraus, Joshua R, Tarkington (Vice-President), Daniel X. O'Neill, 
Gary R. Smith (Treasurer), Andrew Rozier-Smolen (President). 

Row One: Knstm Damiano (Treasurer), Dana Senzer iMeipnne and Training 
Coordinator), Sara Black (Presentations Coordinator), Melissa Diffley (President): Row 
Two: Ashley Middleton, Erin Blevins, Tiffany Tomlmson, Erin Curley, Marybeth 
McNamara, Kara Farley, Jessica Begley, Row Three: Bridget Allen, Ashley Bullard, 
Erica Drucker, Rachel Steinberg, Patty Huber, Carolyn Pugliese, Samantha Mack, 
Rebecca Lajole, Emily Oltara. 

Putting her name on the list, 

lunior Rebecca Lajoie signs up to 

help with an event. CARE took 

part in Relay for Life and other 

fundraisers on and around 


;' Photo by Clare Burchard I 

Row One: Ashley Watkins, Jen Kim, Kelley Dugal (President), Heather 
Smith, Row Two: Lindsay J. Carr, Sheryl L. Swenson, Jesse Argenziano, 
Tanya Davis (Treasurer), Claire Bennefeld, Erin Cooper (Secretary): Row 
Three: Sarah Y Anderson, Lindsay Smigelski, Sarah Frank, Cassie Turek 
(Vice President), Caroline K. Lilley. 

by Angela Norcross 

The Flute Club was one of the oldest 
ot its kind in the United States and was 
a chapter of the National Flute Associa- 
tion. It supported the Flute Studio and 
Flute Choir, affiliated with the School of 
iMusic, through fijndraising, educational 
and social opportunities tor the campus, 
community and Commonwealth ot 
Virginia. Membership was open to music 
majors and non-music majors alike as 
long as they possessed a love for the flute. 

Primary functions of the club were to 
sponsor guest artists, concerts, lectures 
and master classes. These were usually 
open to both students and the local 
community. Flute Fling, however, was 

the Flute Club's principal achievement. 
The annual event was hosted Saturday, 
March 20'*' b)- the club. Middle and high 
school flute students, teachers and tlute 
lovers participated in the program. The 
day consisted of workshops, master classes, 
and concerts including the Flute Choir 
and student soloists from the School of 
Music. Beth Chandler, a tlute protessor, 
also plaved a tacult)' recital for Flute Fling 

The club was an integral part of the 
school ot music and opened many 
opportunities to flute music majors. 
President Kelley Dugal said, "I'm a flute 
major and everyone does it. It's a great 
group to be a part of " 

campus assault response 



^^'^'^■"irlont union 

by Leanne Chambers 

CSU house in the fall. 
The members of CSU sought to show 

God's love to the campus and Harrisonburg 
This year marked the first year of The community through weekly praise and 
Christian Student Union's existence. worship, as well as bible smdies, communit) 
Formerly known tor several decades as service and fellowship with each other. 
The Baptist Student Union, the change "We did several community service 
reflected the desire to minister to all projects such as concessions, collecting 
denominations. "CSU is trying to focus old cell phones on the Commons, and 
more on outreach this year, -more so Trax for Max, which is a hike for charity," 

Playing guitar, Will Parone sings a 
song for the praise and worship 
service hosted by the Chnstian 
Student Union. Parone was part 
of the praise band. The Gathering 
from Vienna, VA. 
I Photo by Jenny Yoo 1 

than in the past, " said Senior Presi- 
dent Amanda Hayes. "We are trying 
to get our name out there on campus. 
Because there are so many other 
Christian groups on campus, which 
is wonderful, we teel that we are not 
well known to students and want to 
change that." The group set up a 
table at Student Organization Night, 
stuffed mailboxes, had an informa- 
tion table on the Commons in 

November and held an ice cream social with other Christians and worship God 
in the Village at the beginning of the because everyone was there for the same- 

said Outreach Director Lauren Cochenour. 
The 25 members gathered weekly to 
grow in their faith with each other. "We 
hung out together a lot as a group,' 
said Cochenour. "We went to the movies, 
had dinner, and held dances, which were 
all a lot of fun and a great way for us to 
grow together as a group." 

The members of the group found its 
impact on their lives profound. "It was 
a great experience to be able to gather 

year as a way to get their name out 
on campus and recruit new members. 
They also held a concert by the 
Christian band The Gathering at the 

Row One: Stephani Moore, Katie Sprinl^el, Rebekah Deeds, 
Lauren Cochenour, Miranda Baines, Row Two: Meagan 
Nicholas (vice president), Amanda Hayes (president), Joe 
Carr (service director), Dustin Moyer. Derek Mullins (worship 
director), Man/ Breault (communications director). 

reason," said Cochenour. Hayes agreed, 
"Becoming a part of CSU my freshman 
year was one of the best things to happen 
to me. Through CSU, my faith in God 
has only gotten stronger." 





hidden mountain 

I mounTam i •■ 

buimKan shibu 

Row One: Matt Hepburn, Lindsey 
Wilson, Kyle Engan, Sean Elsasser. 
Row Two: John Blackman, Ross 
Haynes, Thato Schaeffer 
(president). Row Three: Scott D. 
Young, Daniel Karras, Daniel 
Collier, Gregory Skotzko. 

The Hidden Mountain Bujinkan Shibu 
is a martial arts group that works to find 
the sanctit)' of life and the responsibilin' 
one has to preserve and protect it. 
Members train with various armed 
and unarmed techniques using traditional 
Japanese as well as modern weapons. 
Members learn to protect those whom 
they love, fellow human beings and 
themselves. Their motto is "We live to 

love, we tram to live. 

The Budo Taijutsu club was formed 
in the fall of 2000 b\' an informal group 
of smdents who trained in the ftindamentals 
of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. In the spring 
of 2003, the club began being recognized 
by the Universit)'. The club continued 
to contain a group of dedicated individuals 
who trained to become more self- 
aware and more enlightened individu- 














Row One: Maryn C Soroka. 
Nicolette M. LeBlanc. Jennifer R 
Redmore, Stacy L. Miller, Elysa M. 
Berlin, Elissa M, Berger: Row 
Two: Caitlin G Lake, Drew R, 
Hayes, Enca C Bennetch, Brandon 
Walker, Amy Segall, Row Three: 
Jacob Forstater, Amy Caouette, 
Amy L. Feinberg, Daniel A. 

Hillel reached out to the Jewish 
community on campus and in 
Harrisonburg. Established in the 1970s, 
it had a strong relationship with the 
s\Tiagogue, Temple Beth El, in Harrison- 
burg and with other Hillel organizations 
around the state of Virginia. 

Hillel provided an intimate setting 
and allowed students to bond with 
other students ot the same hiith. The 

members participated in many group 
activities such as parties, movie nights 
and trips to Massanutten. At least one 
gathering was planned per week, some- 
times with a religious focus such as 
Shabbat services or Torah discussions. 
Hillel hosted the Hebrew Hop Semiformal 
and Holocaust Remembrance Week. 

Hillel strengthened Jews' ties ro their 
faith and to each other. 










christian student union 


^ggfTel sing ers 

by Angela Norcross 

Thirteen men and women founded 
Contemporary Gospel Singers during 
the early 1970s and by 1972, the group 
had been recognized as an ofificial club. 
The organization expanded o\-er the years, 
and approximately 120 students have been 
members. Senior Justin Robinson said CGS 
tried to "bring forth a feeling of Gods love 
combined with unit)" through singing. 
Thev performed a mix of urban, contem- 
porary, a cappella, gospel and opera music. 
Junior Shawn Wright said, "Being a part 
of CGS opened up a new way to worship 
God I never knew before." 

Through song, dance, mime and sign 
language, CGS ministered to high schools, 
churches, universities and the local commu- 
nity. Senior Marcus Hubbard joined the 
group the first semester of his freshman 
year. "At first I was cocky, but when I 
heard the sound the group produced 
together, I was humbled. I would ha\'e been 
happy bringing out risers for CGS. My 
experience with CGS has grown from there." 

Oaober 1 1*, CGS sang in a Homecom- 

ing concert at Wilson Hall, belting out 
beautiful harmonies to a packed audience. 
During Parents Weekend, the group 
stayed busv singing in a concert for 
parents and hosting a breakfast. At the 
breakfast, the parents and students 
competed against each other in games 
of Bible Charades, with the parents 
achieving victory. Senior Robin Woodfolk, 
vice president, said, "I love the opportunit\' 
to minister and serve the community 
through God." 

During the first week of April, CGS 
held their annual Gospel Extravaganza 
Weekend. Friday night they hosted a Jesus 
Jam with dancing, games and food. 
Saturdav night, their formal Christian 
light banquet was held to celebrate the 
anniversary of the organization and induct 
new executive board members. Simday, 
the group sang at the University Sundav 
church service and held their Gospel 
Extravaganza in the evening. Universit}' 
and local church choirs performed praise 
dances, poems, raps and skits. Spreading 
the love of Christ throt^ music, Hubbard 
said throi^h CGS, "I've formed friend- 
ships for a lifetime." 

kapptlelta rho 


by Angela Norcross 

Kappa Delta Rho was chartered on 
April 21, 1991 after its founding in 
1989. A social fraternit)', the brothers 
participated in social events and many 
intramurals together such as basketball 
and flag football. Social interaction was 
a large part of the fraternity's focus. KDR 
held Homecoming events for their alumni 
and a Parents Weekend barbeque. 

Because the fraternirv' was one of the 
smaller ones on campus, the brothers 
had a chance to become more close-knit 
and de\'elop stronger friendships. Working 
in study groups to facilitate higher 
scholarship achievement, they acted as a 


support network of reliance. Their 
motto was Honor Super Omnia, or 
honor before all things. 

The brothers also participated in \'arious 
events throughout the communir\'. The\- 
hosted the third annual KDR Car Bash, 
in which participants were invited to 
smash a car with a mallet with proceeds 
going to the United Way. In addition, 
MS Relay for Life, the MS Walk and Big 
Brothers Big Sisters were important events 
showing KDRs dedication to the 
community. Senior President lohn 
Weatherly said, "Becoming a part of 
Kappa Delta Rho has given me many 
opportunities that I would not have 
had otherwise." 

Row One: Dustm Carr, Scott VVeckstein. John Calayiore, Row Two: 
James Eckert, Bryan Ghee, Logan Wood, Mat! Welsh; Row Three: 
Brandon W. Pifer, Ryan Stanley, John Weatherley, Zachar/ D Logan. 
Michael Bruun. 

Row One: Mane RoDenson, Saran t LtieK, Apri fvl. Stewar,, Knsten B. Letnick, 
J jstin S, Robinson, Sally G. Appiah, Robin A. Woodfolk, LaTasha D. Johnson, Corretta 
Martin, Tiffany Hash; Row Two: Lindsay R. Carson, Nikiya C. McCoy, Isiah C. Smith, 
Marcus C, Hubbard, Richard A. Christmas, Sarah N. Dyer, Charlene R. Hall, Rhonda 
B Jones, Charmaine Wingfield. 

Performing a solo, senior Stacey 
Claytor takes the stage at the 
Parent's Weekend performance. 
Contemporary Gospel Singers 
was founded in the early 1970's. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

kapp<|^QQQQ DSi 

Row One: Cindy Wickens, Kristen Minerd, Jard Shenk. Cecilia Carpenter. 
Samantha Kaplan, Enn Cooper, Kathenne Hutchins, Row Two: Amy 
Shotwell. Ben Silber, Kathleen Schoelwer, Sara Perron, Mike Jenkins, 
Tara Laune, Kimberly Wagner, Carolyn Anzuini; Row Three: Jennifer 
Hinkle, Steven Hrabak, Courtney Evans, Chris Howell, Doug Roberts, 
Eric Firnhaber, Carly Crockett, Breanne MacFarland. 

by Charlotte Dombrower 

Kappa Kappa Psi was a national 
honorary band service fraternity. The 
purpose of the coed fraternity was to 
assist the band director in developing 
leadership and enthusiasm with band 
members. Members helped to provide 
service activities for the band, as well as 
give band members experience in 
organizational, leadership and social aspects 
of band. Members worked to improve 
the quality', unity, prestige and ser\'ice 
of the Marching Royal Dukes. They based 
their membership on the premise that 
"it is an honor to be selected and to 
serve this band, its department of music, 

its sponsoring institution, and the cause 
of band music in the nations colleges 
and universities." 

The Eta Omicron chapter of Kappa 
Kappa Psi was founded in 1980 as the 
183"' chapter of the fraternity. The 
national fraternity was founded in 1919 
at Oklahoma State University as an 
"honorari- fiatemiri' for college bandsmen." 


contemporary gospel singers 




by Angela Norcross 

Arms stretched in the air, plie, grand 
jete, repeat. Dance Theatre brought 
together students interested in dance, 
many of whom had invested the majorit)' 
of their young lite in the art. Dance 
majors and minors worlced to prepare 
for performances for their classes. 
Together, they formed the Contemporary 
Dance Ensemble and the Virginia 
Repertory Company. The organization 
created, auditioned for, and then performed 
their pieces in mid-November at a student 
concert. Sophomore Jess Burgess said, 
"These pieces take up enormous amounts 
of rehearsal time per week, but are so worth 
it once the final outcome is achieved." 

Classes for dance majors required they 
view off-campus performances. Dance 
Theatre addressed this requirement by 
traveling as a group to see dance perfor- 
mances, making the experience more 

ADHP, a community outreach program 
organized through Dance Theatre, aided 
local brownie Girl Scouts in receiving 

their dance merit badges. With the 
Girl Scouts, Dance Theatre covered 
important aspects of dance such as 
history, choreography, different types 
of dancing and how dance can be used 
in the communit)'. They set up stations 
so each Girl Scout could learn a different 
aspect of dance, giving them a well- 
rounded knowledge ot the art. 

Dance Theatre was also actively involved 
in community service activities with 
Sunnyside Retirement Home. Burgess 
said, "Dance Theatre is a fun way to 
get involved with the surrounding 
community and within the JMU 
community." The organization planned 
an informal performance at Sunnyside, 
in addition to using movement exercises 
with the patients to help express emotions. 

In some ways, the friendships made by the 
ladies in the group were the most rewarding 
part of the experience. Due to extensive com- 
munity service involvement, time spent 
practicing dance together and traveling to 
see performances in other towns, the or- 
ganization became close. Karen Jones said, 
"It has been a wonderful experience and 
made my college experience amazing." 

knight^f Columbus 

Air running, seniors Karen Jones, 
April Gruber, Emily Oleson and 
junior Erica Mercke enact their 
version of molecules. Dance 
Theatre was a group for majors 
and minors to practice their art. 
Photo courtesy of Wtiitney 


by Charlotte Dombrower 

The Knights of Columbus was a national 
fraternity of Catholic men, dedicated to 
living out the ideals of charity, unity, 
fraternity and patriotism. The Univer- 
sity chapter of the Knights of Columbus 
was founded in April 1986. Living out 
their commitment to these ideals, they 
participated in various communit)' service 
activities. Members adopted a highway 
in Harrisonburg, which they cleaned 
regularly. At least once each year, they 
collected hundreds of dollars for the 
mentally challenged for a program called 
KOVAR, Knights of Virginia Assisting 
the Retarded. Fhev also volunteered at 


an organization called Camp Still 
Meadows with charitable events. 
Camp Still Meadows was a non-profit 
camp designed to provide therapeutic 
activities for mentally-challenged or 
physically disabled children and adults. 
To serve the church, members regularl)' 
cleaned up the Catholic Campus Ministry 
house. They also conducted Bible study 
meetings ever)' week. On Columbus Da)', 
they put American flags up on Main Street 
to show their patriotism. The Knights 
of ("okmibus continued to uphold the 
principles of their fraternit\' throughout 
the year. 

Row One: William C. Hughes (Faculty Advisor), Adam J. Stanislawski 
(Recorder), Glenn J, Rukowski II, William A. Trobbiani, Gregory D. Kruger 
(Treasurer); Row Two: Christopher Conaway (Lecturer), Aaron Shura, 
Andrew Ballard (Advocate), Kevin Brennan, Brian Melchers (Grand Knight). 

Row One: d y odi rei u-' s; 'd k^iarit, Jess Burgess. Erica :vie'cve varenJones, 
^oril Gruber, Sarah Richards. Megan Lowry, LIndsey Rutherford, Laura BayarskI: 
Row Two: Kathryn Morse. Stacey Claytor. Libby Nicholaou, Meghan Moran, Barrett 
Brogdon. Whitney Heptinstall. Tiffany Brooks. Kathleen Ferraro, Michelle Grazio, 
Sarah Heller; Row Three: Ashley Knight. Jessica Shaw. Emily Hynes, Karen Mills, 
Avi Leighton. Emily Oleson. Kara Priddy, Sara Cart, Amanda Thomas. 

Doing handstands. Dance 
Theatre members show that their 
strength doesn't only lie in their 
legs. The club traveled to 
Washington, DC and New York 
City dunng the year to watch 
alumni perform. 
:' Photo courtesy of Whitney 
Hepinstall I 

women^,^{3 IQCrOSSe 



Row One: Jenna Sell, Lauren Owen, Vanessa Waigand. Monic DeBois. 
Tierney Ueith. Katherine Schires; Row Two: Lauren Mazzotta, Emily 
Noonan. Julianne Powell. Julie Sellers, Alexis Zankman; Row Three: 
Jamie Munnis, Diane Coffey. Martha Vicedomini, Katie Harmon. Lauren 
Dickey. Libby Walsh; Row Four: Kaitlin Inman. Sara Ruel-Bergeron. 
Monica Miner, Rachel Scott. Knsten Finsness. 

by Angela Norcross 

The ^'omens Club Lacrosse team 
plaved long and hard against teams 
from across the country, ^'ith their 
main thrust of competition in the spring, 
they competed against Virginia Tech, 
Universit)' of Virginia, University of 
Mar\'land, Towson University and Na\T. 
Practices helped them prepare to face 
the competition. They prepared with 
long runs, stretching and ball drills. 
The ladies also worked on conditioning 
and participated in scrimmages against 
each other. Sophomore Jamie Munnis. 
club secrerar}', said, "'Lax has given me 
the opportunit)' to travel and play other 

great plavers from very good schools. 
Now being on the exec, I do mv best to 
make our team better, which in turn 
gives JMU a good reputation when we 
travel to other schools." 

The team did not simply focus on their 
athletic achie\'ements. The women worked 
hard to give back to the community also. 
They actively participated in the Multiple 
Sclerosis Walk and helped Habitat for 
Humanity build houses. Sophomore 
Lauren Mazzotta said, "Lacrosse has given 
me a group of friends, competition, 
workouts and fun!" Jamie Munnis also 
said, ".As a ireshman last year, I tried out 
not knowing anyone and now I have 30 
of the greatest friends. 

dance theatre 




by Angela Norcross 

First founded at Cornell Universit}' in 
1890, Delta Chi became a chartered 
traternit)' on campus in 2001. Delta Chi 
was a social fraternirv that also sponsored 
several philanthropic activities throughout 
the year. Senior Scon Hardingham said, 
"I am ten times more involved on this 
campus than if I were not a member." 
Sophomore Ryan Webb said, "I think one 
of my favorite aspects of Delta Chi and 
traternit}' lite as a whole is how we can all 
ON'ercome our differences and share in the 
common bond of brotherhood. " 

Each year. Delta Gamma sororit)' put on 
a competition between Greeks called 
Anchor Splash. Delta Chi fraternity 
competed in and won the event. Junior 
Jon McNamara, one of the brothers, was 
named Mr. Anchor Splash. Many of the 
sororities and fraternities joined forces to 
raise money for their causes. Proceeds of 
the event, approximatelv S500, went to 
the ALS Foundation to help fund a cure 
for Lou Gehrig's disease. Senior Michael 
Sterlacci said, "Its tons of fun and it's a great 

In the fall, Katie Mobley held the role of 
Delta Chi's sweetheart and in the spring, 
Beth McBroom succeeded her. The 
sweetheart anended a sit dawn dinner with 
the brothers at least once a semester, new 
members cooked her dinner, and the 
brothers took turns taking her out to dinner. 
In return, each of the sweethearts taught 
them etiquette such as writing thank- 
you notes. 

The brothers were very close and spent 
time together outside of philanthrop\' 
events. In October, the brothers went 
paintballing together in Fisherville. 
They hosted a semi-formal at Kvoto 
Japanese restaurant in November and held 
a black tie formal at the Crystal Cir\' 
Double Tree Hotel in March. The \C'hite 
Carnation formal was a favorite event of 
many of the brothers. Senior Nathan 
Sliflca said, "It is a chance for all the past 
and present brothers of Delta Chi to 
celebrate being Delta Chis, while getting 
away from the pressures of college life and 
the real world." McNamara said, "They 
truly become like famil)' and really are there 
to suppon \'ou whene\'er \'ou need them. 
They will definitely be there for me long 
after my time at JMU is over." 

Row One: Wesley Hedgepeth, Stephen Ames (Treasurerl, 
Brian Nido, Daniel S. Dunlap, Mehdi Tabdiliazar; Row Two: 
Ryan Webb, Stephen Jou, Jonathan McNamara, Ben Denton, 
Matthew Whitehurst, Chris Langgood, Nick Perkinson; Row 
Three: Joseph H. Johnson, J. Phillip Parrion, Scott D. 
Hardingham (President), James Hudson, M. Brett Sterlacci 
(Alumni Relations), Isaac Yates, Michael Carter; Row Four: 
Michael Goodman, Greg Allen, Kevin Thorn (Secretary), 
Nathan E. Siifka (Risk Manager), Patnck J. Hanley, James T. 
Hant, Christopher Crawford (Vice President). 


Engaging in a nanas-on game or 
football. Delta Chi brothers spend 
an afternoon together Playing 
sports gave the fraternity 
members another chance to 
strengthen their brotherly bond. 
[ Photo courtesy of Delta Chi 1 


Decked out In a Delta Chi letter 
sweatshirt, the statue of James 
Madison serves as the focal point 
for a group shot of many Delta 
Chi brothers. Members usually 
took It upon themselves to show 
spirit for their fraternity around 
■ Photo courtesy of Delta Chi 1 

. what.was . __^ . i .^ 
^ iHerrf ornnnizdhon nig hrf? 

An event that brought University organizations together in 
order to advertise themselves to prospective members. 

When was Student Organization Night held? 

The beginning of each semester Student Organization 
Services hosted the event. 

Where was Student Organization Night held? 

Locations varied between the Commons, Hillside field, or in 
the College Center Ballroom. 

How did each organization advertise for 
new members? 

Each organization was given half a table to promote their 
club. Display boards, flyers and free memoriabiia brought 
interested members to the different clubs. 

How did organizations sign up for Student 
Organization Night? 


1 1 Club presidents received notificaton by e-mail of the 
approaching date for student organization night. 

^ Organizations had to submit their Hazing Compli- 
ance Forms and sign up with Student Organization 

Organizations were then assigned spots at Student 
Organization Night by classification of sports club, 
publication, service club, etc. 








delta chi 



''"imha delta 

by Leanne Chambers 

The primary purpose of Delta Delta 
Delta sororit)' was to establish a perpetual 
bond of friendship among its members, to 
develop a stronger character, to broaden 
their moral and intellectual life and to 
assist its members in every possible way. 
Throughout the year, its 145 sisters did 
just that. 

The sororit}- was founded in 1888 at 
Boston University and has grown to over 
1 35 chapters intemationallv. The Gamma 
Tau chapter was installed in 1 998 at the 
University. Since then. Gamma Tau 
has had the highest cumulative GPA 
of all Greek organizations on campus. 
"Our sisterhood is incrediblv strong 
and supportive and lasts beyond our 
vears at JMU," said senior and President 
senior Gina Santucci. 

The sisters were very dedicated to their 
philanthropy, St. Jude s Children s 
Research Hospital. The sisters held 
their first annual Delta Delta Delta Triple 
Play in Oaober and all proceeds benefited 
St. Judes. "Triple Pla\' was a huge success, 
said Santucci. "Seven sororities and se\en 
fraternities participated in a two da\' 

Softball championship. We raised over 
S3, 000. We also had penny wars on the 
Commons, all of which was donated to 
St. Judes." Nationally, Delta Delta Delta 
partnered with St. Judes and pledged SI 
million over a four-year period to build a 
teen center tor cancer patients. 

Aside from St. Judes, the sisters also 
participated in manv other communit)' 
ser\-ice activities. The sisters volunteered 
their time at White Birch Nursing Home, 
where they socialized whh the residents. 
They also worked at the Harrisonburg 
Boys and Girls Club and made generous 
donations to the Make-A-Wish 
Foundation. Gamma Tau worked with 
other Greek organizations on campus, 
co-sponsoring Camping for Kids with 
Alpha Kappa Lambda and Hoops for 
Kids with Sigma Nu. 

Through their blend of service, 
dedication and friendship, the sisters of 
Delta Delta Delta made an impact on 
themselves, as well as the communit)'. 
Junior Lauren Townsend said, "For over 
100 vears, Tri Deltas have made major 
impacts on our societ); from Liz Claiborne 
to Katie Couric. I am proud to be a part 
of such a respectable organization." 

Playing Trouble, Delta Delta Delta 
member senior Lauren Giel and 
kids from the Boys and Girls Club 
get into the game. Delta Delta 
Delta took an active role in the 
community by volunteering once 
a week at the Boys and Girls 
^hoto by Jenny Yoo 1 

Row One: Jennifer L, Rubino, Susan E. Aitien, Holly Arnould, 
Jerianne Liloce, Jenny Logan, Chnssi fyloates, Allie Mann, 
Mary McCliggott, Gina Santucci, Carrie Meadows, Kelly 
Rose, Lauren Gardner, Cheryl Bishop, Elizabeth McBroom; 
Row Two: Julie Strait, Meagan A. Mihaiko, Megan Willis, 
Lindsay Slander. Jennifer Asher, Jessica LetMoir, Amanda 
Nelson, Julie Gross. Allison Rogers, Jaime Kaley, Christine 
Keoglz, Jane Pryor, Sarah Shue, Caroline Chin, Beth 
Vahabzadeh, Stephanie Cendiff, Jackie Fennessey, Jessica 
Schafer, Erin Walsh, Meg Barden, Barbara Shockley: Row 
Three: Ashley C. Ingram, Becky Kesten, Sarah M. Budi, 
Lauren Reese, Anna Baumgartner, Whitney Markowitz, 
Kristen McGuire, Joy Dzurovcik, Ashley Barrow, Sarah Beth 
Corley, Kate Prostico, Amy Ferro, Cery S. Brown, Liann Surdi, 
Meghan Curran, Kathryn Collinson, Allison Thelbautt, Kelly 
Smith, Kathenne Schuster, Lindsey Jones, Courtney Duane, 
Michelle Birk, Row Four: Kerri M. Conning, Meghan K. 
Thomas, Keri A. Gaines, Kristen L. Harrison, Christine 
Leggett, Talley King, Pamela E. Schardin, Michelle L. 
Budniewski, Enca Renner, Lindsey Hodsden, Sarah K, Wood, 
Didi Gladis, Amy C. Breeding, Denise Spaanstra, Maria Razos, 
Ashleigh Jones, Stephanie Tartaglino, India Moorhouse, 
Jasmine Singh, Stephanie Gaither, Amanda Shankle, Katie 


delta delta delta 

Discussing upcoming social 

events, social standards chair 

senior Tern Romeo explains the 

sign up process for committees. 

Seniors headed each committee 

with underclassmen working with 

them. ( Photo by Emily Dursa 1 

Listening intently. Delta Gamma 

members listen to plans for 

Secret Hannahs. Secret Hannahs 

were secret gifts given to seniors 

to let them know their sisters 

cared about them 

( P^iofo by Emily Dursa 

Discussing Panhellenic meetings 

members plan who will represent 

Delta Gamma at the next meeting 

Panhellenic meetings were held 

once a week, and Delta Gamma 

needed representatives for each 

I Photo by Emily Dursa 






The 100 members ot the Epsilon Nu 
chapter ot Delta Gamma spent the past 
vear striving to fulfill their motto of "Do 
Good." Based on the principles of personal 
integrity, personal responsibility and 
intellectual honest)', the sisters successfully 
achieved their goal through community 
service, fijndraisers for their philanthropies 
and social events on campus. 

One of the sorority's primar)' events was 
Anchorsplash, a weeklong fundraiser that 
raised money for Service of Sight, their 
national philanthropy, as well as for the 
Virginia School tor the Deaf and the Blind. 
"Anchorsplash consisted of Penny Wars, 
Pool Games — ^which was where the Greek 
communitv competed against one another 
in a x'ariet)' of pool rela\' races and synchro- 
nized swimming events — and the Mr./Ms. 
Anchorsplash Pageant," said President 
senior Erin Doian. The Mr. /Ms. Pageant 
was a lip svnc compedrion between the 
fratemides and sororities. Each fraternitv 
.uid sororitv planned a lip sv'ncing skit. 

They had four dancers and a Mr./Ms. 
contestant. They were judged on 
outfits, lip sync, enthusiasm and 
crowd appeal. Delta Gamma raised 
money from the entrance fee at the 
door. "Anchorsplash was verv' success- 
ful this past year, as it is every year," 
said Doian. "This year we raised 
S3000 for our philanthropy." 

Aside from Anchorsplash, each sister was 
required to complete eight hours of 
individual community service. "This 
past semester, we spent a Saturday picking 
up trash at Purcell Park," said Doian. 

Each semester, DG planned several social 
events around campus, such as mixers with 
other Greek organizations and tormals. 
To help promote the importance of 
academics, thev formed study groups 
that allowed the sisters to tutor each 
other. Tliev also participated in intramural 
sports as a group through UREC. 

Most importandy, the sisters cultivated 
friendships that lasted a lifetime. Doian 
said, "Delta Gamma means the world 
to me and the women that make up this 
wonderful organization. Im definitely 
Delta Gamma tor life." 

Row One: Susan Walsh. Hilary Oskin. Jenna Gordon, Jenny 
Sears, Ashley Easome, Laura Hinson, Stacey Brock, Amanda 
Brock, Allison Downing, Helen Chamberlain, Sarah Yates, 
Heather Harrison. Kern Aliprantis, Shorty McNottall, Erin 
Doian; Row Two: Amy R. Segall, Lindsey K, Buranych. 
Caroline Smith, Darcie Roberge, Elizabeth Relyea, Susanna 
Finger, Kimbrly Raclos, Amy Godshau, Amy Switzer, Tricia 
Agee. Meghan Young, Cory Hancock, Chesty Sample. Katie 
Russo; Row Three: Erin G. Hurley, Meredith L. Berwick, 
Heather E Dickens, Megan S. Olson, Shannon Allen, Rachel 
L, Comer, Jennifer O'Brien, Crysta B. Swarts, Heather 
Campbell, Alison Wendling. Laura Null, Kelly J. Logue, Cory 
M. McCann, Cathryn Hodukavieh; Row Four: Amy G. 
Beddoo, Jessica L. Robertson, Meredith L, Massie, 
Jacqueline L DaSilva, Heather L, Stilwell, Denise F. Hansen. 
Kelly Morris, Jen Brown, Anna Dowdle, Caitlin Fox, Michelle 
L. Niesen, Laura Harden, Ashli Dean, Heather Elston, Cassie 
J. Pack. 

Signing in for the weekly 
meeting, sophomore Jennifer 
Brown passes the attendance 
sheet to junior Ginni Brazaitis. 
Delta Gamma held weekly 
meetings at the house to keep 
the members informed on 
upcoming events. 
Photo by Emily Dursa I 


delta gamma 


Sigma theta 

by Angela Norcross 

Nationally, 22 women at Howard 
University founded Delta Sigma Theta 
on January 13, 1913. Delta Sigma Theta 
was the first all-black Greek organization 
brought on campus. Beginning December 
II, 1971, eleven women pledged to aid 
the community through sisterhood, 
scholarship and service. 

Year long programs in which the chapter 
participated included Adopt-A-Highway, 
Delta Foci programs and volunteering 
at a communit)' soup kitchen. DST also 
served as mentors to children in Harrison- 
burg by planning programs for the Boys 
and Girls Club. 

Step shows were frequent functions 
throughout both semesters. On October 
13'*', DST participated in the Homecoming 
Step Show with a theme of Delta 
Reloaded, based around "The Matrix." 
Greeks performed rhythmic patterns by 
feet and hand. 

One ot the most important events tor 
the organization was to celebrate Founders 
Week. DST planned a program of events. 

which included bowling, a Founders 
Day dinner and candle lighting ceremony, 
discussing women who had impacted 
the communir\', marching in the Martin 
Luther King march, game and movie 
night in Taylor and University Sunday. 
Senior Kristie Fleming, president, said 
of Founders Day, "It was a nice way to 
get the JMU campus involved, and 
alumni from Charlottesville came to 
help us celebrate." 

In conjunction with BOND and Women 
of Color, DST hosted a fashion show on 
April 9''' in the Grand Ballroom. In 
Februar)', these organizations and others 
came together again for a Unit)' Cook-off. 

With a small number of members in 
the chapter, the ladies of" DST were very 
close. Kristie Fleming joined because 
her mother was a member, as were many 
of the women in her life. "They were 
leaders in the communit)' and so I wanted 
to join. On campus, DST stood for what 
they said and were leaders on campus. I 
knew I wanted to go through this chapter." 
Membership in DST was for a lifetime. 
Fleming said, "Even after I leave, I will still 
be a member, helping my community." 



a nee 


by Kristin Short 

Eight years ago Madison Dance Club 
came into existence on the University's 
campus. Ever since then it had flourished 
with a growing number of members and 
performance opportunities each year. 

The club had three areas of dance for 
members to be involved in. Lyrical was 
headed by senior Sarina Anch, jazz by 
senior Christine Chin and hip-hop by senior 
Heather Gilbert. 

MDC perfomied at many different events 
on campus including basketball games. 
Student Organization Night, Sunset on 1 he 
Quad, Operation Santa Glaus and Safe 
Rides Benefit Concert MDC also participated 
in services projects. Some of these included 


Kids Night Out and Warm a Winter Wish. 
"We are asked to dance at an incredible 
amount of events on campus. So many 
that we can't do all of them!" Anch said. 

Besides making lasting friendships within 
the group, MDC members have had the 
opportunity to get to know other 
organizations. "We have formed great 
relationships with other organizations such 
as Phi Sigma Pi, Student Ambassadors 
and the Breakdancing Club," Anch said. 

Madison Dance was full ot opportunit)'. 
"I think everyone gets something 
different out of ML^C. MDC has given 
me the opportunity to choreograph and 
perform throughout mv college career," 
Anch said. 

Row One: Sheryl L, Swenson, Sarina M Anch, Christine M, Chin, Heather 
Gilbert, Katie Lally, Dana Lokitis; Row Two: Melissa J. Matern, Kristen 
A Speargas. Nicole R. Seney, Jennifer C. Ponton, Sage L, Lipkin, Shelby 
R, Giles, Natalie L, Lee; Row Three: Chiquita M. Cross, Linia S, Duncan, 
Amanda M Lee, Whitney L, Hewson, Ashley D. Parks, Kristin L, Styles, 
Christina M. Funari. 

Row One: Chandra Cooks, Stacey Claytor. Row Two: 
Charlene Hall, Kristie M. Fleming, Kristin A. Parker 

Enthusiastically leading the 
women of Delta Sigma Theta, 
senior Stacey Claytor smiles 
brightly at the crowd. The 
Homecoming Step Show was a 
much anticipated annual event. 
' Photo by Jenny Yoo I 

madisonYiqrketing international 

Row One: Randall Van Allen, Mia Jones, Lauren Schuman, Melissa 
Tenenini, Brooke Carroll, Emily Orrell, Meena Arora, Richard Spatola; Row 
Two: Lauren T. Lowman, Emily Wilson, Rachael Jackson, Katie Sioss, 
Maureen Flynn, Madeline King, Trinity Massey, Kelsey O'Neal; Row 
Three: Kelly L. Hoffman, Marisa J. Kuhn, Ryan Loro, Lindsay M. Fredenck; 
Row Four: Kathleen A. Landy, Aaron Swift, Summer Gentry, Art P. 
Vaduley, Justin Groulie, Erin Bruce, Lindsay Robbins. Bob McMillen, 

by Leanne Chambers 

The Madison Marketing Association's 
priman' goal was to pro\'ide an environ- 
ment for students to become prepared for 
their future through a combination of 
professional development and marketing 
related aai\'ities. The club, which had 85 
members, met e\'er\' Wednesda\- night and 
was open to an\' business major. The group 
had various guest speakers come talk to 
the members, from an entrepreneur who 
graduated from the University to Dean 
of the College of Business, Dr. Reid, to 
a marketing director for McDonalds. 

The group gained the majorit)' of their 
funds from their major fundraiser, the 
Harrisonburg Access Card, or HAC. 

Members of the club were able to practice 
their marketing skills by going out into 
the communit)' and persuading businesses 
to buv space on the card. The card 
offered discounts at the various businesses 
and the club sold them to students. The 
group also volunteered time with Big 
Brothers Big Sisters and the Mercy House. 
"MMA has really tau^t me how marketing 
applies to the real world," said Co- 
President senior Brooke Carroll. "I 
learned from business people first- 
hand marketing strategies." 

Kate Riesenfeld said, "The club is great 
because it has helped me prepare for my 
hiture career in sales." 

delta Sigma theta 




by Angela Norcross 

Horse lovers began the Equestrian Club 
approximateK' five \-ears ago, and the club 
gained members and activity increased 
since its founding. Junior Kimberly Rill 
said her primar\- decision for becoming 
involved with the Equestrian Club was, 
"I have been riding for eleven years and 
didn't want to stop when I went awa)' to 
college. It was a good way to keep riding 
and make new friends. " For senior Emih' 
Just, who got her first pon\' at age seven, 
the club, "offered [her] a chance to ride 
and make amazing new friends." The 
team provided an opportunit)' for horse 
lovers of all experience levels to ride and 
interact w'lxh horses, compete in competi- 
dons and make new friends with similar 
passions. Participants competed in eight 
to ten intercollegiate horse shows in 
addition to those held locall\'. Junior Cheryl 
Mazarowski explained her motivation 
behind organizing equesaian competitions 
as that, "It is a great experience to see 
all of these schools competing on vour 
home turf and all the hard work to get 
the show ready pays off." 

The Equestrian Club assisted Campstill 
Meadows, a therapeudc riding program, 
as part of its outreach to the communit)'. 
During the holidav season. Equestrian 
Club hosted Horses Christmas, inviting 
hundreds of elementar)' school children 
to their barn. The children were in awe 
of horses dressed like soldiers, sugar 
plum fairies and ballerinas. A huge tree 
decorated with carrots allowed the kids 
to feed the horses at the end of the program. 

Equestrian Club participants developed 
a strong bond with their horses at Oak 
Manor, the stable where the club rode. 
Responsibility for caring for the horses 
phvsical needs came in exchange for 
competitive participation. Horses were 
fi'iends in addition to teammates, making 
this club unlike any other on campus. 
Mazarowski said, "When riding, your 
teammate is a 1000 pound, four-legged, 
furry beast that does not speak the same 
language as you." Training required a large 
time dedication, but the team made great 
strides over the course of the \'ear, growing 
as a team and improving their record. 

w %. 

Row One: Cheryl Mazarowski, Laura DeAngelo, Kerri LaFleur, 
Mason Haer, Brittany DeLorme, Amanda Sims, Emily Just, 
Jaime Newbill, Lucie Horn, Katie Johnson, Molly Little, Kim 
Rill; Row Two: Stephanie Knowles, Jessica J. Sanaie, Megan 
McCann, Laura McCann, Shalyn Crawford. Heather Nunn, 
Lindsey Downes, Michelle Boes, Erm Lee, Amanda 
Schoeiner, Kate Sessoms, Jen Ross: Row Three: Claire 
Powers, Nadine Wagner-Bartak, Lauren Hoots, Maaz 
Shaulcat, Jen Palmisano, Darcy Swain, Sara Foster, Erin Fuller, 
Lauren Zuna, Lara Miller, April Burgess: Row Four: Natalie 
D. Drakulich, Amelia Olson, Holly Johnson, Emily Wilkins, 
Ryan Cohill. Katie Miller, Michelle Klotz, Stephanie 
McKaughan, Sarah Axelson, Meghan Jones, Alison 
Bredthauer: Not Pictured: Brianne Casey, Amber Mendres- 

Starting off witn a irot. iresnman 

Katie Johnson rides in the Novice 

Flat Division. The Equestrian Club 

worked with Campstill Meadows 

to increase the community's 

appreciation of horses. 

/ Photo Courtesy of The 

Equestrian Club I 






jumping in intermediate over 
fences, junior Cheryl MazarowskI 
competes at Radford University. 
Tine Equestrian Club was first 
'ormed five years ago. 

Photo Courtesy of The 
Equestrian Club I 

:'v1id-air, senior Emily Just 
successfully completes a hurdle 
" the novice over fences 
:ompetition at Radford 
University. There were about fifty 
members in the Equestnan Club. 
' Photo Courtesy of The 
Equestrian Club I 

hiOing ifi Lfic Ovef T6nc65 
competition, junior Courtney 
Crunk competes in one of the ten 
intercollegiate horse shows. The 
club rode their horses at Oak 
Manor. / Photo Courtesy of The 
Equestrian Club I 


equestrian club 

Decorating "Season's Greetings" 

cards for faculty, Eta Sigma 

Gamma members join for their 

pot luck dinner. ESG was an 

honors fraternity of Health 


I Photo by Jenny Yoo 1 

Sigma gamma 

by Eileen Lofrese 

The Eta Sigma Gamma Health Science 
Honor Society was one of nearly 35 
Integrated Science and Technology student 
organizations at the Universit)'. 

According to the Universit)' clubs and 
organizations website the goals ot ESG 
were "to enhance student knowledge and 
appreciation of the health discipline and 
to elevate the standards, ideals and 
competence of health professionals." 

There were requirements a student had 
to meet in order to receive an 
initiation invitation. Students had to 
be a health science major or minor with 
a cinnulative GPA of 2.7 or higher. The 
fraternity had an established point system 
requiring each new member to obtain 


a specific number of points to qualify tor 
initiation. ESG was open to under- 
graduate and graduate students, as well 
as health science faculty. 

The honor fraternity took part in 
several activities around campus and the 
Harrisonburg community. ESG had 
participated in the Multiple Sclerosis 
Walk, Red Cross blood drives. Relay for 
Life, and projects focused on mental health 
awareness and depression. 

President of ESG, senior Erin Blevins 
said, "a big benefit of being in ESG is 
that once inducted, you become a 
national member of the organization. 
There are opportunities for scholar- 
ships and members receive journals 
relating to current issues in the health 


by Kristin Short 


Madison Motorsports participated in 
many activities throughout the year. They 
flagged for and watched road races, hosted 
an annual car show, hosted an autocrossing, 
drove in track days and had tech 
days for the members to work on their 
own cars. 

As a flagger, members would work at 
a station and display flags to alert drivers 
of changing conditions on the route they 
were taking. Different flags stood for 
different hazards. Some of these hazards 
included a car that had spun out of control, 
debris and slow traffic. 


Members did not need to have their 
own car, just an interest in different 
motorsports like biking and oflf-roading. 
As long as there was interest, Madison 
Motorsports tried to accommodate as 
many different types of motors sports as 

There was a membership fee that went 
towards buying tools for everyone to use 
on their cars. This also included what fees 
were needed to participate in events. 

Madison Motorsports had a webpage 
that gave inft)rmation for upcoming 
events, membership and answered 
frequentK' asked questions. 

Row One: Lortna Khnalan, Michael Collins, Hunter Brown, Chris Procopio; 
Row Two: Christopher H, Reed, Austin C Hedrick, Rob Feerst, Justin S. 
Martin, Mark E, Thomas; Row Three: Kevin Borg, Adam Lee, Jack Hirsch, 
Justin Gallamore; Not Pictured: David Allen, Justin Antinarella, Scott 
Bradford, Brian Maeng, Gerald Irish. Ian Thomson, Ryan Thayer, Kaan 
Canturk, Shane Shroeder. 

Row One: i_isa B. Domeshek, Jennifer C. Luton, GiuLana P. Geng, Tiffany P. 
Tomlinson, Erin Blevins. Robin M. Yuspeh; Row Two: Carne E. Plott, Ashley B. 
Smith, Tanisha D. Woodard, Knsten Timmel, Molly E. Ashby, Sarah B. Corley, Kathn/n 
A. Mooney; RowThree: Jenny G. Yoo, Candice J. Rogers, Liz A. Easley, Kimberly J. 
Rogers, Molly B. Shepherd, Ginger R. Pettengill, Joy R. Giglio, Denice C. Norton. 

Taping candy canes to the holiday 
cards to be sent out to faculty, 
ESG member junior Molly Ashby 
gets into the spirit of Christmas. 
Ashby was an active member for 
the Health Science Honor 
/ Photo by Jenny Yoo I 

madis<^^^j„q ^[yb 

by Angela Norcross 

The Madison Outing Club was an 
adventure-seeking group ot individuals 
alwavs on the lookout for new opportu- 
nities in the great outdoors. The club 
took part in manv thrill-seeking events 
throughout the \-ear. Club members were 
dedicated to presenation and enjo\Tnent 
of nature and did so through a variety' 
ol" outdoor activities. 

D- o N/i .. c . ,x , ^^ c-1,1 ,r, .J ., «■ »n- * j Skiin^, suowboardin^ and snow tubing 

Row One: Matt Seitz (Treasurer). Mega Shkor (President): Not Pictured: o' o r. 

Brad Galorenzo (Vice-President), Sheila DiCostanza (Secretary), Kara were some of the fun events the organi- 

O'Neil (SCO Representative). . . . .... , ^. 

zation participated in during the winter 

months. When it was warm, the Outing 

Club played paintball in Harrisonburg. 

The^' went whitewater rafting, on 

camping trips and horseback riding in 

the Shenandoah \ alley. Ca\'ing was also 
a popular pastime tor the club. 

At meetings held once a month, the club 
planned future trips. Spending time 
together in the great outdoors helped 
build friendships among the members, 
but for some, the best part of the club was 
being exposed to new activities. Junior 
Vice President Brad Galerenzo said, 
"Through the club I have been skydiving 
twice, which was an especially awesome 
milestone, and plaved paintball for the 
first time." Through the Madison Outing 
Club, participants were exposed to dozens 
of activities that enriched their knowl- 
edge of the world around them. 


eta Sigma gamma 

Leading Exit 245, junior Brian 
King sings "I Melt" at Zeta's 
Breast Cancer Awareness 
Concert. Just one of the many 
groups present, the evening 
concert's proceeds went to 
breast cancer research. 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl 1 

Singing In the College Center, 
sophomore Jonathan McNamara 
performs his solo. McNamara 
premiered Justin Timberlake's 
"Cry Me A River" at Exit's 
Ginormous Fall Jam. 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl] 

Stepping foni^^ard for a solo, 

junior Mike Harrison sings to a 

packed College Center The 

group was named after the 

interstate 81 exit to the 


I Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 




by Angela Norcross 

Performing for over 950 people in the 
College Center Ballroom on November 
21st, Exit 245 wooed the sold-out 
crowd with new and old melodies. The 
all-male a cappella group's song selection 
included Seal's "Don t Cry," "Melt " 
by Rascal Flatts, Custer's "Amsterdam" 
and a New Kids on the Block medlev 
that took the audience back in time to 
the early 90s. The Cinormous Fall lam 
was a success. 

Exit 245 aided the campiLS and commu- 
nin- with their time in raising money for 
service projects. Thev performed at 
Operation Santa Claus, Alternative Spring 
Break sign-ups and Up 'Til Dawn to help 
other groups. Exit sang at many benefits 
such as Zeta's Breast Cancer Awareness 
Concert and the Carrie Kutner Scholar- 
ship Fund. Senior Mike Harrison said, 
"We find it a blessing to use our voices 
to help contribute to these great causes." 

Preparing tor concerts required an 
extensive time commitment on the part 

of Exit's members. They practiced three 
nights a week for approximatelv five 
hours total, working to perfect the notes 
dynamics and musicalit)- of their pieces. 
It was important for the group to learn 
new pieces while continuing to keep the 
old ones in top form. Harrison said, "Even 
though we may have sung these songs 
o\'er 50 times, some people may not have 
heard them yet." Exit also spent a great 
deal of time in the studio recording their 
fourth CD. 

Exit 245 was more than a male a cappella 
group that came together tor the sole 
purpose of entertaining and making 
music. They actually got along offstage 
and enjo)'ed hanging out together. Junior 
Nate Miller said, "It's given me a whole 
lot of new friends. It also helps us all 
grow as musicians to study music in 
an extremely fun way." Senior Treasurer 
Kevin Ker said, "It is the one thing that 
I will miss the most when I graduate. As 
a senior, I'm doing my best to soak up 
every last minute of it." The group did 
their best to enjoy each other's company- 
while preparing to woo the crowd and 
bring them to their teet at their next 

Row One: Gavin C. Wade (Public Relations), Brian King 
(President), W. Lawton Tufts. James Minnix, Ryan 
Ostrander (Assistant Music Director); Row Two: Mil<e 
Cordingley, Kevin Ker (Treasurer), Jared Wilmer, Jason 
Ratliff (Music Director), Cory Moone, Michael Ozment; 
Row Three: Jonathan McNamara, Nate Miller, Nathaniel 
Balder, Andrew Kneale, Michael Harrison (Business 

Representing one of the seven 
groups to sing for A Cappella- 
Thon, senior Gavin Wade and the 
rest of Exit 245 perform in Wilson 
Hall during Parents Weekend. 
The group recorded their fourth 
CD and traveled along the East 
Coast throughout the year, 
[ Photo by Meghan Gwaltney 1 


exit 245 

Showing how to do some fencing 
moves, sophomore Evan 
Garrison teaches senior Wi 
Brown. The metallic vest, called a 
lame, was the target of stabs. 
[ Photo by Clare Burchard 

Warming up before their scoring 
period, freshman Dan Collier anc 
freshman Scott Young duel. The 
fencing club was actively 
involved in the community. 
[ Photo by Clare Burchard I 





by Nicole Maier 

W'irh weekly practices, competitions, 
social events, community service and 
hindraising, the Fencing Club created a 
team-like feel out oi an individual based 
■'port. Even students who had never tried 
to fence were invited to take a stab at this 
unique sport. "We teach anyone who is 
willing to learn, no experience necessary," 
said senior President Meghan Hochkeppel. 

Practices were catered towards the 
abilities ot the club members. Beginners 
were taught basic skills and rules for 
competition while also given time to 
practice against each other. More experi- 
enced members would work on improv- 
ing their toouvork and skills, practice with 
different weapons and have more time 
to fence one another. 

The club gave members an opportunit)- 
to find f)eople with similar interests. "Since 
it is not one ot the more popular or wideK' 
know sports in the U.S., there's this bond 
between fencers," said HUler. "It's always 
a little bit of a surprise when you find 

someone else who is a fencer, [when 
you do] there's an instant kinship." 

The club's involvement was not strictly 
limited to practices and competitions 
though. Throughout the vear the team 
participated in a number of communiu' 
service activities as well. The\' helped out 
with raising money for the Valley Voice, 
a radio reading service and '^'\TT, the 
local public television station. They co- 
sponsored the showing of "Pirates ot the 
Caribbean" at Grafton. At the mo\ie, the 
fencers sold baked goods and demonstrated 
some of their fencing moves. The night 
was a huge success. According to Hiller, 
on opening night tickets sold out and people 
even had to sit in the aisles to watch 
the show. 

Joining the club had a positive impact 
on its members. Not only did it introduce 
a new sport to most of them, but it also 
gave them an opportunit)- to meet new 
people and contribute to their communit)'. 
"I wouldn't go as far to say that fencing 
is my life," said Hiller. "But it has become 
a pretrv meaningful part of my college 
experience and it is one I hope to continue 
when I graduate." 







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Row One; Amanda Grider, Elizabeth Hochkeppel. Katie 
Engel, Mary Delaney. Josh Keith, Blair Naylor, Karma Tam; 
Row Two: William C. Brown, Carolyn A. Stewart, Ben 
Chambers (SCC Representative), Evan Garrison (Treasurer), 
Meghan Hochkeppel (President), Karen Early (Armorer). 
Lindsey Wilson (Secretary), Laura Anderson; Row Three: 
Scott Jones, Aaron Stewart, Mark Rodden, Jonathan Kelly, 
Daroll Collor, Alice Shen; Not Pictured: Claire Williamson. 

Lunging at freshman Josh Keith, 
senior Will Brown duels. Fencers 
dueled on a 6 foot by 40 foot 
area. I Photo by Clare Burchard 1 


fencing club 

'""Tield hockey 

by Angela Norcross 

Women during the 19''' century had lives 
confined to the parlor and social functions 
before the sport of field hockey. 

Deemed the only sport proper enough 
for women to play, it liberated women and 
girls around the globe and cleared the way 
for their participation in other sporting 
activities. Within the past 20 years, field 
hockey expanded and many young 
women played the sport throughout high 
school. Junior Stephanie Cherkezian was 
one of these women. She wanted to attend 
a school with an mtramural field hockey 
team, and this became an important factor 
in her decision to attend the University. 
Cherkezian, who was happy with her 
choice and being on the team, said, "It 
was great to have during my freshman 
year when I was so far from home and 
in a whole new place." With over 60 
members, the team allowed students 
to play competitively, improve their 
skills and form lifelong friendships. 

Prior to Club Field Hockey's founding, 
there were no field hockey intramurals, 
only varsity. Created to fill this void, Club 
Field Hockey was formed to allow students 

to play hockey at a level below the varsity 
team. The club practiced Monday, 
Wednesday, and Friday from 4-6 on the 
UREC turf working to improve their skilLs 
through warm-ups, runs, various drills, 
conditioning and scrimmages. Junior 
Carla Cofrancesco said, "Practices run 
pretty smoothly." 

They started the year off by playing the 
varsity team. In Oaober, the team traveled 
to Virginia Tech and competed against 
William and Mary. Over fall break, many 
of the girls on the team went to Maryland 
to compete in a tournament and the team 
came back together to play Lynchburg. 
As members of the National Field 
Hockey League, the club played games 
throughout Virginia, Maryland and 
North Carolina competitively. Junior 
Stephanie Cherkezian said, "I love the 
friendship and all the fun we have. But 
I also like how it is serious. My favorite 
thing is that all of us are here together 
because we love field hockey." 

Junior Kristin Howard said, "These 
girls are my best friends and if I didn't 
play, I would never have met them." 

Row One: Carrie Moser (President), Beth Myers, Jessica 
Pierson, Kristin Howard, Meredith Prince, Row Two: Katie 
Sioss, Erin Magnor, Bntini LaBne, Tara Baldwin, Benjamin 
Salisberry: Row Three: Megan Cech (Coach). E. Deadenck, 
Leigh Morris, Becca Mihalick, Dana Ericson; Row Four: 
Catherine Ruhland (Head Coach), Bethany Smith, Julianne 
Stiiwell, Kaylin Kugler, Melissa Tenenini (Vice-President). 

Sending a shot toward the goal, 

sophomore Meredith Prince and 

Becca Mmalick play against the 

University of Richmond, The 

Dukes finished out the fall 

season with a 7-1 winning record. 

/ Courtesy of Club Field Hockeyl 



national assodation for die advancempnt 


Row One: Celeste R. Thomas 
(Advisor), Kerstyn D. Fauntleroy 
(Vice-President). Ancha C. Jordan, 
Chantelle V. Britton; Row Two: 
Lyndsay E. Gates. Ashley Lovelare. 
Tiffany A. Ferguson. Brittany T. 
White. Laura E. Brohst. Stacey A. 
Carter; Row Three: Lynsie P. 
Lewis. Merrick B, Morns. Kristin A. 
Parker (President); Not Pictured: 
Toni Kusi. 

The Universit\''s chapter of the National 
Association for the Advancement of 
Colored People worked to promote 
equalir\' tor all within the communirw 

The organization Kinctioned to impro\'e 
the educational, social and economic 
status ot all groups, with special regards 
to minority populations. NAACP 
attempted to eliminate all prejudice, 
whether it was on the basis of race, 
gender or sexual orientation. However, 
their primar\' goal was to educate the 

public about social injustices that 
happened regularly all over the world. 
The organization's activities included 
NAACP Image Awards, Back to School/ 
Sta\- in School Program, Voter Registra- 
tion and co-sponsorship of the Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Speaker. NAACP President 
senior Kristin Parker said, "We have 
established relationships with other 
organizations and we have been able to 
illustrate that our organization is not 
just tor African-American individuals." 










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Row One: H, Phillips. A. Quesenberry. 

L. Clark, K. Hoyt. K. Huffstetler R Brown, 
S Cunningham. K. Billman; Row Two: 
S. Jenkins. L Whalan. S Brown, C Mitri. 
L. Sensabaugh. J, Dnggs, J Desborough, 
J, Walker, V Adams; Row Three: K. 
Bergfeld, S. Cowan, A. Beltz, E Butcher 
A. Richardson, J. Longerbeam, B. 
Pittman. L. Steinbacher, K. Aspen, K. 
Huband, J. Dobson; Row Four: C. 
Russell, J. Lloyd, S. Miller L. Wagstaff, 
R. Engler, M. Singleton, A. Breen, K. 
Stannard, P Weinch, H. Edmonds, A. 
Stroud. L, Gunther; Row Five: V, Martin. 
C Brown. A. Stalnaker. A. Holzmaier. J. 
Seelig. V, Angel. A. Phelan. R Kirven. 

The Nursing Students Association 
(NSA) was dedicated to the promotion 
of health, leadership and \olunteer work 
in the surrounding community. NSA was 
affiliated with the Virginia and National 
Student Nurses Associations. Members 
explored nursing specialties, and learned 
about health policies as well as legislation. 
NSC members participated in programs 
that expanded their knowledge in nursing 
specialties, graduate education, new 

technologies and management in personal 
and professional roles. The organization was 
also active in community sendee projects to 
provide for those in need and to educate 
others about health. Projects included 
a Vk'al-Mart Food Ser\ice projea, a blood 
drive, and high school education and 
recruitment programs. 

NSA was formed at the University' in 
2000 as an extension of the state and 
national nursing associations. 









club field hockey 



by Leanne Chambers 

Formed in 1998, the purpose of the 
Club Gymnastics team was to provide the 
University's students with the opportunity 
to continue to compete and workout in 
the sport of gymnastics. Gymnastics 
also provided students with a place to 
work out and meet other students with 
the same interests. With over one hundred 
members, the club continued to grow 
and thrive through the year. 

Another role of Club Gymnastics was 
to assist varsity gymnastics at their meets 
by helping to set up and break down 
the equipment, such as the beam, vault, 
uneven bars and floor. The team held 
no tryouts and was open to anyone who 
wanted to join. The team was informally 
split into those that wished to compete 
and those that did not. 

The competitive team practiced four 
times a week for two hours a day while 
the noncompetitive team practiced two 
times a week for two hours a day and 

had more freedom to work at their own 
pace. "We have been competing regionallv 
and nationally for three years," said club 
President Emily Alves. The team went 
to about tour competitions a year. One 
was held at Virginia Tech in the fall, 
although their main season was in the 
spring, when they attended one other 
competition, hosted one and then went 
to Nationals. They came in 11'*' place at 
Nationals and were ranked as the top 
team in Virginia. 

The club also participated in various 
service projects throughout the communit}'. 
They did fundraising for Up 'Til Dawn 
by holding a canned food drive for the 
Food Bank, as well as carved pumpkins 
and donated them to retirement 
communities around the area. They also 
volunteered at the SPCA as well. 

Most importantly however, the club 
was comprised of a group of great friends. 
"Basically, joining this club allowed 
me to meet a great group of people," 
said Alves. "A lot of us ended up living 
together and we just had a great time." 

As the number one team in Virginia, 
their hardwork and dedication paid off 

Performing a graceful stretch 
Senior Emily Alves practices her 
balance beam routine. The Club 
Gymnastics team was formed 
five years ago and has competed 
for three. I Photo by Jenny Yoo 1 

Row One: Kate Canterbury, Casey Gundersen, Kristen 
Ehrling, Katie Roberts, Emily Alves, Andrea Panlal<. Dan Finn; 
Row Two: Rachel Palenslci, Jenny Baker, Anna Kewley, Jes- 
sica Rasich, Mansa Bortone, Amber Swann, Marisa Maring, 
Row Three: Megan Bovei, Dana Edw/ards, Jenna Sturm, Sara 
Prochnow, Lindsay Molloy, Maura Goodrich, Alaina Cox, April 




Row One: Jenni Green, Maria 

DeBeauvernet (president), Kristin 
Kasunich; Row Two: Michelle 
McDaniel, Jennifer Moore, Sarah 
Baughan (vice-president). 

The Optimist Kids Klub was started 
tour years ago when a group of students 
decided to begin a college branch of 
Optimist International, an international 
organization dedicated to "Bringing 
Out the Best in Kids." Since the start 
up ot the club, the organization expanded 
and adapted to Harrisonburg's needs. 
"Our priman' purpose was to volunteer 
our time and dedicate our efforts to the 
children of the HarrisonbuiE coinmunit\'," 

said President Maria DeBeauvernet. 

The club was involved in such projects 
as volunteering at local preschools bv 
doinw arts and crafts, as well as tutoring 
at elementan' schools and participating 
in after-school programs. The club also 
participated in the "Monster Mash" in 
October at the Valley Mall. "It was 
awesome to see the expressions on the 
kids faces w hen we worked with them," 
said DeBeauvernet. 









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Row One: Daniel D. Riley, Mark 
Anthony Scott II, Brendan L Quirk, 
Gregory D. Kruger; Row Two: 
Michael Sacks, Brian Glass, 
Andrew Boyd. Jason M. Hart, 
Glenn J. Bukowskill; Row Three: 
Matthew J. Fortner (president), 
Anthony W. Selbe, Colin A. 
■ Vatson, Kevin Brennon, 
Thristopher D. Sampson, 
Benjamin D. Dickey. 

I he 35 brochcii at die Mu Chi chapter 
of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, better 
known as FIJI, spent much time together 
through their chapter meetings, communirv' 
senice projects and hjifllling their mission 
to "promote lifelong friendships." They 
were activelv involved in community 
service through their work with the 
Adopt-A-Spot Highway clean up program 
and Special Olympics as well as raised 
thousands of dollars tor their national 
philanthropv, the Multiple Sclerosis 

Foundation, b\- holding at least one 
fundraiser a semester. 

Chartered in 1994, "FIJI has really 
pro\'ided the opportunit}' for our brothers 
to become leaders on campus and 
community activities," said President 
Matt Fortner. The fraternit}' sought to 
promote lifelong friendships, reaffirm 
high ethical standards and values, and 
foster personal de\elopment in the pursuit 
of excellence. 








club gymnastics 

hermandad desi 

lord alpha 

by Leanne Chambers 

In the fall of 2000, a group of women 
came together to bring a sisterhood to the 
Universit)' that was based on the Latino 
culture and represented the goals of each 
of them. After much research of many 
Latina sororities, the women felt that 
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. 
would be the best organization to bring 
to the University. The sorority was first 
founded nationally in September of 1990 
in New York, and since then has grown to 
many chapters throughout the countn,'. 
Since its inception on the campus, the 
sisters worked hard to meet the sorority's 
main goals increasing awareness of Latino 
cultures, promoting sisterhood and 
leadership among ourselves and serving 
as models of excellence in academics and 
achievements among women. Through 
the bonds of sisterhood, they developed 
leadership, scholarship, sportsmanship 
and friendship. 

The sisterhood volunteered extensively 
throughout the community, as one of 
their main goals was community service. 

They held a baby supply drive at Wal- 
Mart during the Fall Semester and held 
a baby shower for pregnant teen mothers, 
which was co-sponsored by AKA and 
Hand in Hand. They also held a Hallow- 
een kids party with La Unidad Latina 
Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Inc. During 
the Spring Semester, the sisters held a 
winter warmers drive, the proceeds of 
which were donated to the Mercy House. 
In April, they held an Easter party for 
less fortunate children in the communirv. 
"The Easter party event was a lot of fun," 
said senior Jessica Puentes. "We had 
games, prizes, painting eggs and lots of 
goodies. It was a great time." 

The five women of the sorority were 
very tightly knit. Through their numerous 
community involvements and social 
events, the sisters were almost always 
together. "The sorority has changed my 
life and brought me closer together with 
my culture and the Latino community 
in Harrisonburg," said Puentes. 

"Although we were small, we were 
powerful and made a difference in the 
community and our nation." 

pi sigm 




by Carrie Belt 

Pi Sigma Epsilon was the nation's only 
professional, coeducational fraternity in 
marketing, sales management and selling. 

PSE provided "everything I was looking 
for," Vice President of Administration 
sophomore Jenna Galloway said. 

"Professionalism, service opportunities, 
brotherhood, and social activities " were a 
few of the reasons the organizauon initially 
appealed to Galloway and her brothers. 

Vice President of Human Resources 
senior Erin Santanello said that the 
diversity of the members led to PSE being 
a "close-knit group." "We have individuals 
majoring not only in business, but such 
majors as communications, political 


science, graphic design, and other fields 
of study," 

The people, according junior Joe Frisbie, 
learned skills together that "could provide 
you with the abilities to be successful in 
all aspects of your life and work," includ- 
ing community service work and profes- 
sional networking. 

The organization, along with learning 
marketing skills, boasted a long list of 
community service activities, spent much 
of their time volunteering in the commu- 
nity. 1 hey worked on diverse projects such 
as Adopt a Highway, blood drive sponsor- 
ships. Relay for Life and nursing home 

Row One: C.Tyler Adams, fviicnene k jones, Angela Pinter, Katie Dawley, 
Kristin Wilhelm, Jennifer Clayton, Natalie Oden, Aimee N. Fawley: Row 
Two: Jaime M. Klear, Jenna L. Galloway, Erin Santanello. Erin McDonald. 
Kathleen Milone, Rachel Crosby Jordan W. Archuletta, Dana Bolfing, 
Christopher Hedrick, Joe Frisbie, Jennie Reed: Row Three: Matthew J. 
Novitsky, Philip Smiley, Tara Collins, Scott Sprouse, John Gibson, Lee 
Hallberg, Elizabeth Livesay, Nora McDonnell, Rochelle Reuter. Brian 

Talking to senior Kristin Parker, 
Sigma lota Alpha members 
freshman Cynthia Guzman, junior 
VVilvia Espinoza and sophomore 
Jackie Casallas recruit during 
Student Organization Night. 
Sigma lota Alpha, a hispanic 
sorority, served the University 
and the Harrisonburg community 
through volunteer w/ork. 
/ Photo by Jenny Yoo I 

P'bhvsical therapy society 

by Nicole Maier 

Focusing on preparing students for 
graduate school, ifie Pre-Physical Therapy 
Society ofFered a variety of events to help 
its members boost both their applications 
and resumes while meeting people with 
similar passions. 

In 1992, when the societ}' was founded, 
there were fewer than 20 members. Since 
the arrival ot Jett Konin, the group's 

Row One: Karen Hanline (Social Chair), Ashley Cook, Kristen Timmel, advisor, the organization grew to over 

Karen Kupelian (Secretan/): Row Two; Shannon Kennedy (Vice President), 50 by 2001. Most graduate schools 
Lucas Buchholz. Amanda M. Lee, Elizabeth Rorrer (Fundraising Chair), 

Jan Hart, Row Three: Kyle Davis, Molly Shepherd, Jennifer Stone required students to have a large number 

(President), Elizabeth Ward (Treasurer), Kimberly Rogers, ArdaithWinslow, of volunteer hours and knowledge about 

the Physical Therapy field. In the socien.', 
students had the opportunity to hear 
speakers discuss aspects of the field, in 

addition to touring local facilities and 
schools. "The main benefit of the societ)' 
is Blackboard, where members can access 
information on PT schools throughout 
the U.S., scholarship opportunities, 
volunteer opporrunides and other helpfiil 
links," said senior Jennifer Stone, the spring 
semester president. 

Involvement in the society was a 
worthwhile experience for most and many 
members volunteered in events such as 
the Special OhTnpics and Up 'Til Dawn. 
The socierv was also involved in activides 
with the Sunnyside Retirement Home, 
and held dances for the Association for 
Retarded Citizens. 


hermandad de sigma iota alpha 



Members of Into Hymn, Megan 
Perry, Amy Lmgarnfelter and Meg 
Skipper sing at the ZTA Breast 
Cancer Awareness concert. The 
all girls a cappella group was the 
only Christian group to perform. 

by Angela Norcross 

Kerri Pritchard and Christ)' Hartford 
were in the same cognitive psychology 
class in tall of 1999 and decided they 
wanted to begin singing again, as they 
had in high school. By spring of 2000, 
Into Hymn had been formed with the 
goal of having Jesus Christ as its main 
focus. In 2003, as one of seven a cappella 
groups on campus, it was the only 
group singing all Christian songs. The 
all-female group felt they were given a 
gift and called to a mission in sharing 
Christ's message of lite through their 

Due to their mission, to spread the love 
of Christ, Into Hymn performed at 
several different venues other a cappella 
groups did not visit. On campus, they 
pertormed at Sunset on The Quad 
during Homecoming and the ZTA breast 
cancer benefit concert. The girls also sang 
at Up 'Till Dawn, a unity lock-in and the 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Christmas part)'. 

Row One: Erica L Westcott, Heidi A, Guarino, Kelley L 
Martin, Meg J. Skipper. Julie M. Kupelian, Megan Lea Pern/; 
Row Two: Shay N Richards, H. Brittany Miron, Ashlee N 
Harris, Chelsea M. Young, Laurie E. Brooks: Row Three: 
Allison M. Bouley, M. Amy Lingamfelter, Lauren Crapser, 
Kristin Sandberg, AphI Paynter; Not Pictured: Johanna Lloyd, 
Ashley Moore. 

The group went on several retreats, 
such as TARU, and pertormed at churches. 
Into Hymn continued working on their 
second CD while pursuing a full schedule. 

Senior Laurie Brooks said, "On these 
trips we always have a blast just being 
crazy and girly and having the 
slumber party atmosphere." 

Their repertoite was all Christian songs, 
for example "In Your Eyes," by Nichole 
Nordeman. Sophomore April Pavnter 
was a vocal percussionist on the song 
and said, "I have a lot of ftin with it, 
especiall)' when we perform it for an 
upbeat crowd." The)' also premiered 
"My Glorious," and "Shine Your 
Light. ' "In your E)'es," was created as a 
group sitting around a CD player 
listening to the song. 

The girls quickly grew close. Paynter 
said, "The best part of being in the 
group is sisterhood. I immediately had 
a group of seventeen best friends who 
didn't care if 1 had a bad hair day and 
were always there tor me no matter what. " 
Junior Kelley Martin said, "I have never 
known more beautiful, caring, loving 
or God- fearing women as these." 






A service that provided programming, resources, support 
and events for all of the groups recognized through the SOS 
office and the University. 

What was SOS's mission? 

"We believe organizational involvement empowers students. 
Therefore, we provide opportunities, resources, and support 
so that students become educated and enlightened citizens 
who lead meaningful and productive lives." 

What was SOS's newest service addition? 

The Club House: a resource center that could be used by al 
recognized clubs and organizations. 

What kinds of resources did the SOS Club House 
offer organizations? 

Various supplies to organizations, and also held workshops 
that helped promote leadership skills, activities and organization 
within clubs. For example, in the fall various beneficial 
workshops were offered for organization leaders and their 
members such as "Facilitating a Meeting," "Executive Board 
Member Transition," "Planning a Retreat," and "Member- 
ship Recruitment." 

How did organizations join the SOS Club House in 
order to take advantage of its resources? 


■ ■ Organizations turned in their Annual Registration Form 
ganization Services. 

bmpleted a registration form and paid 
the registration fee. The annual fee was only $20.00 
»r $30.10 depending on the type of organization. 

gaw^ations provided the names of students in 
their organization that would be using the Club 
House resources. 

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into tiymn 



by Nicole Maier 

Kappa Pi, the international art and art 
history honor fraternity, spent the year 
maliing a positive impact on both the 
campus and communit)\ while building 
friendships between the brothers. 

The fraternitj's focus in communit)' 
service was reflected in a number of 
activities the members organized or 
participated in. "It is imponant for college 
students to interact with the communir\' 
and if they can do so in a positive manner, 
it makes for a very rewarding experience, " 
said senior Amy Lvnn Burkert, a fifth \'ear 
art major and a third vear member. 

Burkert described Kappa Pi's Very 
Special Arts Festival as the highlight of 
being in the fraternirv. The annual event 
was a day of arts and crafts for special 
education children fi"om Valley. 

The brothers also gave their time to 
help with events such as the Gallen,' Walk, 
an evening where the public and students 
were invited to \'isit all the local museums 
and galleries. On campus, they painted 
a mural for the University Recreation 

Center janitor's break room in addition 
to arranging an art and t-shirt sale. They 
also assisted with Portfolio Review days, 
which were for incoming treshmen to 
bring in their portfolios in for helpful 
suggestions from art majors. 

Involvement in those projects and with 
the fraternity left its members with 
personal benefits as well. "Kappa Pi has 
helped me communicate better with peers 
and strangers, " said senior Patrick 
Bredland, secretary of the fraternity. 
His leadership role was, as Bredland said, 
"constantly teaching me, challenging me 
and preparing me for life outside college. " 

Senior Robin Walker, president, also 
found it to be a satisfying experience. "I 
have gained leadership skills, met other 
artists that help me with my art, and made 
great friends," said Walker. 

Kappa Pi made a place for their group 
within both the local and campus area. 

"Our mission is to spread art through- 
out the communit)'," said Walker. "I hope 
that others will learn more about art and 
its impact on society." 



by Ashley McClelland 

PROmotion, Peers Reaching Others 
through Motion, worked to educate 
students of all ages about healthy life 
styles, but mainly focused on helping 
young children to become more fit. 

"PROmotion is a volunteer educational 
group, which promotes a he;ilthy lifest)'le 
for students of all ages. This healthy 
lifestyle is promoted through both 
physical and educational programs," said 
senior Kim Winn. 

Outside of teaching fitness, the group 
also participated in fiindraisers on campus 
to raise money for their program. "Our 
bi^est fundraiser is Kid's Night Out. This 
event is when parents can drop their kids 


off at UREC from 5-9 and we play 
educational games with them, as well as 
have fitness classes, rock climbing, and the 
kids get to play in the pool," said Winn. 

The group was composed of 1 2 UREC 
Group Fitness instructors. "We mainly 
work with kids, which is always full of 
fun," said Winn. "There are many lessons 
that can teach you about keeping 
children's attention and relating fitness 
and wellness information so that thev 
can understand." 

According to Winn, the group was close 
because they all taught aerobics together 
at UREC. "We work extremely well 
together," she said. 

Row One: Mary Phillips (President), Chnstme Reustle, Natalie Ferber, 
Lisa M Angely. Kim Winn (President), Row Two: Jem Cox (Leadership 
and Scheduling Committee Chair), Enn Ries, Shawn Ryan (Fundraising); 
Row Three: Alissa Wunder, Vanessa Langholz IMarlceting Committee 
Chair), Shabnam Islam, Alexis Antalis: Not Pictured: Elizabeth Kerestes, 
Sandy Lantz. 

Row One: Gui Dan Cheng, Robin Walker (President), Cat 0!in. Laura Clark, Leah 
Jester, Morgan Neil (Historian); Row Two; Deborah Plumlev(Vice President), Hayley 
Shaw, Kyle Reed, Lauren Dickey, Stephanie Bishop: Row Three: Patrick Bredland 
(Secretary), Keith Poole (Treasurer), Sarah Dreist, Jennifer Terrill, Nadia Mercer (Social 
Chair), Holly Letts; Row Four: Rachel H. Eisley, Melinda A, Tucker, Lauren Sadler, 
Rachel Buchholz, Elizabeth Casper. 

Holding up a new shirt, senior 
Catherine Olin shows the top 10 
reasons to be an art kid. The 
coed fraternity participated in 
such events as the Gallen/ Walk 
and the Ven/ Special Arts 
/ Photo by Emily Dursa 1 

Row One: Deanna Rella, Melissa Shulleeta (President), Mary Huntsberry 
(Secretary), Betsy Williams, Ashley Moore, Kristen Garza; Row Two: 
Megan Forrester (Vice President), Jennifer Burnett, Jenna Meshanko, 
Matt Thomas, Shannon Mabry, Amy Phillippi. 

by Cary Beli 

Psi Chi, the National Honor Sociery of 
Psychology, promoted excellence in 
scholarship and in the advancing science 
of psychology. "The JMU chapter ot Psi 
Chi achieves this goal by gathering these 
qualified students together in an honor 
society, and offering activities and benefits 
that academically enrich their minds," 
said President senior Melissa Shulleeta. 

There were several requirements for 
induction into Psi Chi. Students were 
candidates after they completed three 
semesters at the University, nine credits 
in psychology courses, had a cumulative 
grade point average ot 53 and a GPA in 
psychology of 3.5. Not only did students 

in Psi Chi have to meet all of these 
requirements; they also had to exhibit 
high standards of personal behavior in all 
of their endeavors. 

Psi Chi offered several opportunities for 
members to attend meetings with 
speakers from many different fields of 
psychology. Also, Psi Chi began a grant to 
be offered for active members who were 
in need of financial support for travel and 
other research oriented activities and 
conferences. According to Shulleeta, the 
grant was offered to members who were 
of Gold Status. Gold Status was achie\'ed 
by earning 75 percent of possible points 
offered from participating in events. 


kappa pi 

^''fhadison project 

by Angela Norcross 

"Take my hand and we'll make it I 
swear. Whooah. Livin' on a prayer." 
Senior Chuck Stollervs voice cut 
through the air as the rest of The 
Madison Project crescendoed and 
changed keys as the their rendidtion 
of Bon Jovi's "Livin on a Prayer" came 
to an end. 

Founded in 1996, The Madison Project 
was the first a cappella group on campus. 
They released four CDs since their 
formation, the latest being Rockstar in 
January of 2003. They worked on a new 
album beginning in the fall and continued 
its production into the spring. 

They had fun while putting on a great 
show for every audience. The group's 
stage presence sparked energy in the 
crowd, which fed right back to the 
stage. When performing, the group 
always seemed to be having fun. lunior 
Liz O'Neill said, "I think they ha\e 
great stage presence. Thev get up there 

and perform and have a great attitude 
about what they are doing. ' 

The Madison Project performed a diverse 
repertoire and this musical \'arier\- was a 
big attraction for the audience. Their 
vocal percussion made the sound luscious 
and mixed with the Project's creative 
arranging, the group sounded bigger 
than the fourteen guys filling the stage. 

The Project entertained the campus at 
many social functions throughout the 
year. These events included Safe Rides, 
Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser and the 
ZTA Breast Cancer Benefit Concert. They 
also performed at the a cappella fall 
invitational at North Carolina State. 

Through all of the night practices the 
group became great friends. Paul Puckett 
grew incredibly close to the guvs. He 
said, "The)''re like my family, my brothers, 
my frat. I've met some great people. " 

Madison Project put on a huge year-end 
concert that required the most planning 
of any concert during the year. The 
vear-end concerts brought closure to 
the group and allowed the guys a chance 
to sa\- a public goodbye and thank you to 
graduating seniors which they said was 
"an experience [they] will never forget. " 

Row One: C. Ryan McAllister. Seamus O'Connor, Graham 
Cochrane, Andrew Rozier-Smolen; Row Two: Andrew C. 
Price, Matthew R. Spray, Paul B- Puckett, Ben Tomko, 
Matthew Skirven; Row Three: Jordon Herzog, Matthew 
Harrison, Keith Kohr, Chuck Stollery. 




V^'hile his fellow Madison Project 
members provide the melody, 
senior Chuck Stollery sings his 
lead part. The Parents Weekend 
audience gave a roaring applause 
as they closed the evening of a 
cappella singing. 
/ Photo by Jenny Yoo I 



Performing to a packed College 
Center, junior Kyle Busey sings 
"Angels of Silence." Tfie 
Madison Proiect was tfie first a 
cappella group at the University. 
created in 1996. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Singing Elton Jofin's "Your Song." 
Gratiam Cochrane perfornns for 
the Parents Weekend crowd. 
"Your Song" was one of many 
popular renditions on their most 
recent CD. Rackstar. 
/ Photo by Jenny Yoo I 

Stepping out from his usual role 
as vocal percussionist, senior 
Ben Tomko performs a solo. 
The Madison Project was just 
one of many organizations 
present at Zeta's Breast Cancer 
Awareness Concert. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


the madison project 

national society of i i 

cofTegiafe scholars 

by Leanne Chambers 

The primary goal of the National Society 
of Collegiate Scholars was to promote 
leadership scholarship and service through- 
out the University and Harrisonburg 
community. Members were invited to 
join by the National headquarters in 
the spring of their freshman or sopho- 
more year if they met the requirement 
of a 3.4 GPA or higher. They then paid 
a lifetime membership fee and were 
inducted into the club. 

Diversity was important in the club, 
as its members ranged from freshmen to 
fifth-year seniors from all different majors, 
backgrounds and interests. "It's a group 
that strives to serve the community and 
this campus through different events and 
we try and use our talent to do that, so 
everyone is able to be a leader in our 
organization," said Secretary junior 
Christine Yip. 

The club participated in many different 
community service projects throughout 
the year. "Our members volunteer their 
time in the community through over 20 

different committees, each dedicated to 
accomplishing a different service or 
leadership activity," said senior President 
William Ballough. "We adopted a unit 
at Sunnyside retirement, worked with 
children in CCCA participated in Relay 
for Life and Up 'Til Dawn, did Stuff-a- 
Bus, which works with donations to Mercy 
House," said Yip. "And those were just 
our big things!" 

Because the group was so large, a core 
group of about 50 members attended 
events and meetings on a regular basis. 
"Many of the other members participated 
in one time events throughout the year 
such as the MS Walk, or things of that 
nature," said Yip. 

The five member executive board worked 
hard to create different events and projects 
for their members. "Our goal as officers 
is to keep fresh ideas in the NSCS so that 
other members can continue to make 
a difference in the community," said 
Ballough. "Because there are so many 
different interests among us, I'm able to 
learn a lot about new things and count on 
my fellow peers to compliment me in an 
area that's not my strength," said Yip. 




by Angela Norcross 

Founded in 1995 and affiliated with 
Rotary Club International, Rotaract 
worked hard to aid the community. 
Rotaract intended to help members 
develop professional and leadership skills, 
serve their communities and promote 
goodwill, and gain a greater understand- 
ing of the world around them. Through- 
out the year, Rotaract visited the Price 
Rotary Senior Center, where they played 
bingo and did crafb with the seniors. Also, 
at the SPCA animal shelter, the club helped 
take care of the animals. 

In the fall, Rotaract helped with an 
elementary school carnival and at Hallow- 
een they participated in Trick-or-Treat 


for Unicef During the holiday season, 
Rotaract raised money to buy gifts for a 
Harrisonburg family in need. In the spring, 
they continued their community outreach 
by helping with a community clothes 
closet, participating in activities at 
Sunnyside Retirement Center and 
planning Up 'Til Dawn. 

Rotaract improved the lives of people 
in the commimity through their extensive 
service and philanthropic activities. Senior 

President Diana Brookes said, "I have p^,^ q^^. q^^^^ Brookes (President), Jen Desborough (Vice-President 

been able to participate in a wide variety of Community Service): Row Two: Elizabeth Kilmer (Secretary), Brian E. 

^ . ... Turner, Lindsey Jones (Fundralsing). 

or .service activities, which enabled me to 

meet and interact with many members of 

the Harrisonburg community. Rotaract 

has made my experience here at JMU very 

fulfilling. " 

Row One: Melissa Peters, Christine Yip, Bill Ballough, Jamie 
Poe, Kathleen Lemker; Row Two: Lindsey A. Cheverton, 
Stephanie A. Ericson, Katie Aufderhaar. Leslie Cassagne. 
Meg Jacobs: Row Three: Molly E. Ashby. Lindsay N. Miller, 
Becky Dayton, Allison K. Rossi, Serwah Kufuor. 

Reflecting on the Snowflake Ball. 
members of the National Society 
of Collegiate Scholars take a 
break from dancing. NSCS was 
the largest organization at the 
University, with over 1000 
Photo by Jenny Yoo ! 


Row One: Jen Rudy (SCC Representative), Dena Kubich (Treasurer), Leigh 
Ann White (President), Danielle DeSilvis (Vice-President), Sarah Kelbaugh 
(Secretary); Row Two: Mason Herndon (Manager), Anna Baumgartner, 
Jamie Swisher, Robin Smith, Joe Polasek (Manager), Row Three: Krystle 
Battistelli, Lisa Taff, Ashley Moyer, Anne Valeant. 

by Leanne Chambers 

The primar}' goal ot the Womens Club 
Softball team was to allow players to 
continue to play at a competitive level 
while still having fun. "Being part of the 
team offered a sense of belonging among 
such a large University, and a chance to 
make new friends," said President junior 
Leigh Ann ^-Tiite. 

The team, which consisted of 16 players, 
practiced three times a week tor two hours 
each day in the fall. In the spring, their 
main season, the girls practiced five 
days a week for two hours each day. The 

team competed against club teams 
from UNC, ECU, Penn State, UVA, 
VA Tech, Wakeforest and other schools 
along the East Coast. The team went to 
California for Nationals in the spring and 
saw competition from schools like 
Universit)' of Southern California. Last 
season, the team finished fourth in the 
nation at Nationals held at Virginia Tech. 
"Through Club Softball, I have made 
friendships that will last a lifetime and 
have enjoyed still being able to play the 
sport I love at a competitive level," said 


national society of collegiate scholars 

"^^nd improy'd 

by Angela Norcross 

Founded in 1999, New and Improv'd 
mainly functioned to make the campus 
laugh and relieve some of the anxiety 
surrounding schoolwork and everyday 
activities. Always thinking on their feet 
with a quick sense of humor, the members 
of New and Improv'd succeeded in 
making the most uptight people laugh. 
Senior Will Ogle joined the group 
because, "I love making people laugh. I 
thought improv looked like a lot of fun 
and I wanted to try it out. It also provides 
me with an excuse to be goofy." The 
group did several shows throughout the 
year, two of the most prominent events 
being the Tour de Farce series and the 
Parents Weekend performance. New 
and Improvd hosted Tour de Farce at 
the beginning of the year, enabling 
them to venture to various residence 
halls on campus. 

New and Improv'd also held a themed 
residence hall show in Wayland Hall in 
November with the theme of "Clue. " In 
addition to performing for the residents, 

prizes were awarded and students had 
the opportunity to participate in games. 
Smdents were encouraged to come dressed 
as their favorite Clue character or weapon. 
The fifth annual Improv Bowl occurred 
in January, but for New and Improv'd 
the year culminated in the group's 
pilgrimage in February to the Dirty 
South Improv Festival in North Carolina. 
Organized by Chicago improvisation 
troupes, it brought together improv 
groups from around the nation and gave 
New and Improv'd the opportunity to 
work with well-known improv comedians. 

With such a small group, these students 
grew close. Junior Lisa Aikman said, 
"My favorite part is just improv'ing. It's 
great to be part of a small, close-knit 
group like this because it makes you 
feel special within such a large JMU 
student body. " 

Woodhouse said, "Improv isn't really 
something you can do by yourself, and 
so good group dynamics is incredibly 
important. Our group dynamics.' If 
there was such a thing as a group dynam- 
o-meter, our scores would be through 
the roof" 

Row One: Lisa Aikman, Bryan Bach, Guy Ridge, Christina 




Broucher; Row Two: Brett Bovio. Selchuk Koruturk, Dan 


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Engaging in a dramatic death 
scene. Bill Howard pretends to 
be stabbed by Selchuk Koruturk, 
New and Improv'd was a campus 
organization since 1999. [ Photo 
by Jenny Yoo I 


With Halloween approaching, 
Selchuk Koruturk dresses as a 
pimp and Christina Boucher sports 
their group t-shirts "New and 
Improv'd." New and Improv'd has 
performed many acts through the 
year. [ Photo by Jenny Yoo 1 

Standing in a square, Selchuk 
Koruturk, Brayn Bach, and Lisa 
Aikman perform their last act for 
Eagle Hall residents. New and 
mprov'd was dressed in 
Halloween costumes in preparation 
for the holiday weekend. 
1 Photo by Jenny Yoo I 

Working off a residents idea. Bill 
Howard, Doug Woodhouse and 
Dan Hodos stage a comical 
haircutting experience. New and 
Improv'd performed comedic 
skits without prepared material. 
1 Photo by Jenny Yoo 1 


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by Leanne Chambers 

Note-orietv's main purpose was to 
entenain. This alJ-female a cappella group 
sang together on a constant basis— during 
practices, concerts and sometimes even 
during free time. 

Founded in 1998 by Kelly Myer and 
Bonnie Estes, the group was the first 
all-female a cappella group on campus. 
Mentored by such groups as The Madison 
Projea arid The Overtones, it was built 
on a foundation of determination, success 
and friendship, and those characteristics 
were still present. 

The girls spent a great deal of time 
together, from having practice three 
times a week, to concerts, to spending 
time with each other in their spare time. 
"After you spend that much time with a 
group of people and still want to be 
together, vou know you ve formed a 
unique bond, said Business Manager 
Pam Hoover. Through the different 
executive positions, group members 
were provided with the opportunity- to 
take a leadership position in the group. 

The group released their last CD two 
years ago. "We are working towards 
putting out another CD by the end of this 
year or by early next year," said Hoover. 

The group performed manv times 
throughout the year. They performed at 
such campus events as Sunset on The 
Quad and the Parents Weekend concert, 
as well as at several fundraisers for ZTAs 
Breast Cancer Awareness Concen, Student 
Ambassadors' Carrie Kutner Benefit 
Concert and Up 'Til Dawn. They also 
performed at local nursing homes and 
traveled to other schools along the East 
Coast such as UNC and Clemson. Covering 
songs b\' artists such as WTiitnev Houston 
and Tori Amos, the group never failed 
to entertain. "It was important for us to 
sing at benefit concerts," said Hoover. 
"It was a way for us to give back." 

Most importandy however, Note-oriet)- 
was comprised ol a group of friends. The 
friendships that were created were lasting 
and memorable. "The girls of Note-oriety 
are m\' best friends," said Hoover. "They 
are some of the most talented, intelligent, 
loyal, enjoyable people I have ever met, 
and I feel so grateful for the experiences 
IVe shared with them." 

Row One: Deena M. Khalil, Ashley Bulala, Quynh Nguyen, 
Jo Lewis, Carolyn Hilton, Colleen Burke; Row Two: Shelley 
Milam, Pamela Hoover, Katie Coteman. Heather Glynn, 
Lauren Starck, Jillian Kelleher. 

Singing at a cappella-thon, senior 
Katie Coleman of Note-oriety 
performs in front of parents. Note- 
oriety was founded in 1999. 
/ Photo by Jenny Yoo I 



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Row One: Chris G. Schwizer, 
Lindsay A. Borst, Katie Peacock 
(president). Robin Yuspeh, Jenn 
Rosinski, Jason Miliar; Row Two: 
Sarah Firebaugh. Holly Hewitt, 
Jean Knecht, Jason Hand. Laura 
Beyer, Row Three: Heather 
Walter, Katie Hohn, Michelle 
Beery, Beth Schermerhorn; Row 
Four: Sabrina N. Rosson. Eri 
-uchigami, Elizabeth Wheless, Enn 

.Student .Athletic Trainers Association 
worked throughout the vear to increase 
interest in athletic training by working 
to educate others on the training and 
requirements needed to become an 
athletic trainer. Most of the club members 
majored in kinesiology or health 
sciences with a concentration in Athletic 
Training. Meeting Mondays in the 
human sen-ices building, together they 
planned fundraisers and social events. 

The organization was begim to help 

student trainers become acquainted with 
each other and take part in events outside 
of athletics. SATA sponsored students 
to attend conferences for athletic training 
organizations. The club was involved with 
Virginia Athletic Trainers Association, 
Mid-Adantic Athletic Trainers Associadon 
and the National Athletic Trainers 
Association. SATA also participated in 
Relav for Life in the spring. 


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loritv outreach 

Row One-: Encka D. Floyd, Tonisha 
Harrison, Shelby R. Giles, Monique 
L Cox, Row Two: Morgan D Dye. 
Angela D, Edmondson, Sarah B. 
Lee, Adriane A, Mason, Donalda 
E. Harding: Row Three: Arthur T. 
Dean (Advisor), Krystal D. Garrett, 
Jacquelyn C, Alexander, Ashley D, 
Parks, Lynsie P Lewis, L. Patrice 
Wade, Adam C Powell. 

The members ot Students ioi Minorin' 
Outreach had a main goal to retain and 
recruit minorit}' smdents to the Universit)'. 
rhev worked with the admissions office 
and the University as a whole to help 
the school reach its goal to become a 
more diverse institution. Members 
organized "Take a Look Day" in November. 
"Minority students were invited to the 
L'niversitv to view the school from a 

multi-cultural perspective," said President 
Donalda Harding. There were recruimient C q; 
days in the spring as well, after acceptance O p 
to the Universit}'. — ' D 

The club was once a part of the Black _q (^ 
Student Alliance. In 1998, it branched 
off and became its own organization with 
a specific focus on minorit}' recruitment. 





by Angela Norcross 

The CK'ertones was founded September 
6, 1997 as the first coed a cappella group 
on campus. From 1997 to spring 2003, 
the group succeeded in producing three 
CDs. The Overtones was composed of 
eighteen members, nine males and nine 
females. While quite di\'erse on a personal 
level, the^' came together to make music. 
Senior and President Andrew Hart 
commented on how The Overtones was 
more than an a cappella group, "It's been 
wonderful to see the group dynamics 
floiuish and change. " 

The group practiced two hours twice 
a week to achieve perfection in their 
singing. Junior Anthony Harston said of 
practice, "We take about fi\'e to ten minutes 
to warm up, sing the national anthem, 
and then work on new and old songs. 

Campus involvement included a concert 
benefiting Safe Rides and participating 
in Sunset on The Quad to celebrate 

Homecoming. The group ventured to 

the University of Michigan in October 
to sing at A Cappella-Palooza. They 
also managed to squeeze recording two 
songs for an a cappella competition into 
their busy schedule. 

Over and over, members described 
The Overtones as one big happy 
family. In November, they invited 
alumni back for Thanksgiving dinner 
and e\'er\'one, old and new members, 
celebrated together. Senior Music 
Director, Hilan- Da\ies frequenrh' 
hosted these dinners and said, "It's 
fun to bring the family back together 
and catch up on life. I look forward 
to it more than anything the entire 

The unifying bond of the group was 
their desire to come together and give 
music back to the campus communit)". 
Davies explained, "We exist as a group 
to make music and give it to others. 
Every single person on this planet has 
amazing talents and unique gifts born 
to them to share with the rest of the 
world. We simply come together, unih' 
those individual talents and turn it back 
out for others to have. 

Headlining "Radio" by the Corrs 
senior Music Director Hilary Davies 
leads the Overtones at an event 
for Student Ambassadors. In the 
past six years the Overtones have 
recorded three CDs. 
/ Photo by Brandi Duck I 


Singing "Wheres The Party At," 
Jabane Brown and the Overtones 
entertain the audience at Sunset 
on The Quad. The Overtones 
were the first coed a cappella 
group. / Photo by Brandi Duck I 

^°feeta sigma 

Row 1: Heather Wetzel, NIkkl 
Brehm, Summer Joy, Lisa Jeffers, 
Emily Bentz, Row 2: Melissa 
^oder, Kathy Compton, Teresa 
^icciardi, Lesha Leonard, Nicole 
Thomas; Not Pictured: Laura 
Anderson, Tess Wardell 

lau Beta Sigma was an honorary band 
society tor females who were involved 
in the Marching Royal Dukes. They 
were a fraternity committed to band and 
music service. Members brought the 
music they had learned through school 
and band into the community. They 
worked to promote the existence and 
prosperity ot their own band as well as 
other collegiate bands. The\- also attempted 
to create respect and appreciation tor 

band activities and achievements within 
the University and the Harrisonburg 
community, while working to gain 
regional and national recognition. 

Tau Beta Sigma was established in 1985 
as a branch ot the coed band fraterniry, 
Kappa Kappa Psi. They were created to 
provide sisterhood to female band 
members, as well as honor women in the 
tleld ot music and band. 













^°1cappa epsilon 

Row 1: Nicholas T Ward, Matthew 

P Evans, Jacob E. Smith, Milo 
Dwyer; Row 2: Matthew Healy, 
Alex White, Danny Moore, Miles 
Miller, Brian Marques, Brian 
DuBoff; Row 3: David Seidman, 
Nicholas Rotteveel, David Smith, 
David Nebinski, Brandon White, 
Will Prendergast. 

lau Kappa Epsilon was a male traternir\' 
built on strong brotherhood and commit- 
ment to the campus. They prided them- 
selves on academics, athletics and their 
own personal development. Members 
attempted to strengthen themselves 
mentally, physically and intellectually 
while providing sers'ice to the commu- 
nity. They engaged in communiry service 
activities at Purcell Park to contribute 
to the Harrisonburg community, while 

participating in social activities as well. 
The Mu Tau chapter ot Tau Kappa 
Epsilon was founded in 1969, the oldest 
traternitv at the University. They were 
first housed in what is now the Joshua 
Wilton house. Later they moved to an 
on-campus house on Greek Row and 
eventualh', they moved back otf-campus 
to 635 South Main Street, where they 
currentiv reside. 





by Carrie Belt 

The Panhellenic council was the student- 
run governing body for the eight social 
sororities on campus. Panhellenic, which 
meant "All Greek,' included all women 
who were part of a Greek organization 
in its membership. Fifteen percent of 
students at the University were members 
of a Greek organization. 

Members elected from each ot the 
sororities ran the Panhellenic Executive 
Board. They served one-)'ear terms and 
aaed as the voice for their particular sororir\- 
on varying committees. 

As part of the official Panhellenic Creed, 
members of sororities vowed to "stand 
for good scholarship, guarding good health, 
maintain fine standards and serve to the 
best ot [their] ability the college commu- 

In addition, they pledged "service through 
the development of character inspired by 
the close contaa and deep friendship . . . the 
opportunity for wide and wise human 
service, through mutual respect and 
helpfulness." The creed stressed member 
involvement in both individual sororities 

as well as the communir\'. 

One of the coimcils largest communin'- 
serv'ice efforts was a food drive they co- 
sponsored with the Student Government 
Association and other organizations in 
November. According to senior Clark 
Nesselrodt, director of commimication 
lor the SGA, the goal ot the drive was 
to raise three tons of food for the local 
food-bank. Patchwork Pantn.-. 

In Februar)', the council co-sponsored 
with SGA a visit from Ace and Mallor\', 
stars of last year's MTVs Real World: Paris. 
The e^'ent cost students only S2 to attend 
and was so popular that it had to be moved 
from PC Ballroom to the College Center 
Grand Ballroom. 

Allison Schmitt, treasurer for the council, 
said that the indi\'idual in\olvement bv 
members of the council in all areas ot the 
communit}' were what made her most 
proud to be a member of the council. 
"We were able to coordinate programs, 
leadership training, brings speakers to 
campus and condua workshops not onl\' 
tor the Greek communit)', but the entire 
JMU campus as well, " Schmitt said. "My 
fa\orite thing about Panhellenic was being 
able to work with amazing men and women 
from all different Greek organizations." 

Row One: Elizabeth Hamner (Vice President of New Member 
EducationI, Allison Schmitt (Vice President of Finance), 
Rebecca Maas (Vice President of Standards and Judicial), 
Jacqueline Buccarelli (Vice President of Public Relations), 
Row Two: Lori Rinehard (Secretary, Vice President of 
Committees). Maura Yost (Vice President of Recruitment), 
Abbe Schubert (President). Jessa Mickelson (President 
Elect). Holly Arnold (Community Service). 

Smiling for the camera, junior 
Rebecca Maas and senior Jacki 
Buccarelli pause for a moment at 
a party. Members of Panhellenic 
Council became close friends 
because of the extensive amount 
of time the group spent together 
/ Photo courtesy of Allison Schmm 


During a social gathering, 
Panhellenic members seniors 
Jacki Buccarelli and Allison 
Schmitt take time for a quick 
snapshot. Members spent time 
in and out of Panhellenic Council 
to get to know each other. 
/ Photo courtesy of Allison Schmitt I 

Posing for a picture on the row, 
the Rho Chis take a break during 
'ecruitment. Rho Chis were 
disaffiliated sorority members 
who guided girls through rush 
Photo courtesy of Allison Schmitt I 

Celebrating the beginning of 
recruitment at a group dinner, 
seniors Amanda Jordan and Liz 
Hamner show off their 
sombreros. All members of 
Panhellenic were disaffiliated 
from their sororities during 
/ Photo courtesy of Allison Schmitt I 


panhellenic council 

p'^igma pi 

by Leanne Chambers 

Phi Sigma Pi was a coeducational 
national honor traternir\' for students ot 
all majors. The traternin' was based on 
fellowship, scholarship and leadership. 
It provided students with an opportunit)' 
to form life-long friendships and be a part 
of a strong, diverse brotherhood. 

Phi Sigma Pi dedicated many hours to 
community service. The 99 members 
raised money and volunteered time to 
their national philanthropy, Teach for 
America, as well as their chapter philan- 
thropy. The National Multiple Sclerosis 
Societ)'. They held a 5K race in the fall 
that helped benefit MS as well as a 
scholarship they worked to establish in 
memory of their brother Megan Stidham, 
who passed away in the fall of 2001. This 
past fall, the race raised $6000. The group 
also held an MS Sleep-Out twice this past 
year, where over S500 was raised. Various 
groups around campus performed at the 
event, including Madison Dance Club, 

Break Dance Club, E.\it 245 and New 
and Improv'd. "During the Sleep Out, 
we collected change on the Commons 
and had a sobet pong game where the 
participants tried to get their change into 
cups," said President Esther Gertin. The 
group also held dinner fundraisers at 
Biltmore Grille and RTs Chicken where 
a percentage of the sales went to the 
National MS Societ)'. 

Aside from their philanthropies, the 
brothers also raised money for the 
American Cancer Society, participated in 
canned food drives to benefit Patchwork 
Pantry, a local food bank, and adopted 
a highway. "Our brothers donate a lot 
out of their own pockets as well," said 
Gertin. "We sponsored a baby in the 
surrounding area that we lovingly called 
our 'Phi Sig baby.' The gifts and money 
we donated was fully funded by personal 
mone\' donations and clothes or to\'s that 
brothers donated out of the goodness of 
their hearts." 

Row One: Ester Gertin (President), Jessica Christin, Brycie 
Smith, Katelin Moran, E. Deaderick, Jason Moore, Ashley 
Bickford, Drew Jordan, Candice Flandrau: Row Two: Jen 
Greenleaf, Jennifer Adu, Christine Yip, Whitney Atkins, 
Megan Inouye, Jen Dascher. Alison Villanvera, James 
Hamdani, Cristin Grady, Danielle Wonkovich, John Ellison, 
Molly Baker, Lauren Tramonte: Row Three: Jessica Avison, 
Elisa Renee Ahern, liana Roth. Beckie Bolduc, Emily 
Armitage, Kathleen Dion, Knstina Austin, Jennifer Lansing, 
Erin McMath, Jennifer Love, Cherie Brown, Katie Beiderman, 
Allison Crawford: Row Four: Erin Cassidy, Katie Wright, Katie 
Freind, Knsta Russo, Lindsay Crouch, Laura Gunlicks, Jessica 
James, Catherine Edmonds, Meredith West, Kelly Johnson, 
Dana Casendmo. 

riebentiiiy 3 bcneuuie of events 
to members of Phi Sigma Pi. rush 
chairs lunior Lauren Zangardi and 
senior Dan Finn lead a group 
meeting. Requirements for 
joining the organization were to 
have completed one semester of 
college with a GPA of 3.0. 
Photo by Morgan Riehl 


Jumping above his opponent, the 
goalie for one of the Phi Sigma Pi 
soccer teams catches the ball- 
Intramural soccer tournaments 
were held at UREC during 
November and December. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl ] 

Bringing the weekly meeting to 
order, sophomore Aaron Cattell 
reads the agenda. Phi Sigma Pi 
was a national honor fraternity 
that strove to uphold scholarship, 
leadership and fellowship. 
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;'g'^&lpha iota 

by Leanne Chambers 

The Gamma Iota chapter of Sigma Alpha 
Iota strove to promote music throughout 
the campus community, nation and around 
the world. The 33 sisters came together 
for social and service events throughout 
the year. The fraternir\' held rush at the 
beginning of each semester and was open 
to all women, regardless of whether or 
not they met the requirements specified. 
"We searched out college women that 
loved music — and that included many 
non-music majors, ' said junior Adrienne 
Issi. "We welcomed all college women 
who had attended the University lor at 
least one semester and had attended at 
least one music class to participate in rush." 

The members participated in many 
service events throughout the year. In the 
fall, the sisters held a canned food drive 
for local food banks. They volunteered as 
pet socializers at the SPCA and knitted 
and crocheted squares to turn into a quilt 
and donate to the Mercy House. They 
also volunteered extensively through the 
School of Music. 

The members shared a strong sense ot 
sisterhood through the common bond ot 
music. Since many of the members were 
involved extensively with music, whether 
it was by being a major, in a singing group 
or the marching band, it was difficult at 
times to have every sister at every event. 
"Despite that, we all cared lor each sister 
and provided each other with strong 
emotional bonds," said Issi. "All of the 
sisters were very caring and nurturing 
and this sisterhood was a great support 
lor me through rough times, and has been 
there to celebrate mv accomplishments." 

The Gamma Iota chapter was founded 
on December 7, 1958 when the Universit)' 
was still Madison College. In 1971, First 
Lady Pat Nixon was initiated as a Patroness 
Member. Their first Friend of the Arts 
was Sue Baylor, who worked in the Schoo 
of Music Main Office. "I've seen the love 
of music do amazing things in people's 
lives, and I've seen the bond that music 
has made between us," said Issi. "I am 
so proud of" the sisterhood in all that it 
has provided for those needing support 
and SAI has greatlv enriched mv lite! " 

Row One: Kathy Hallock, Sarah Elliott. Adrienne Issi, Lisa 
Tyson; Row Two: Ashley Langford, Darcie Roberge, Megan 
Kelly, Tiffany Truslow, Cassle Turek; Row Three: Kristen 
Green, Jillian Tschohl, Nicole Sweet, Beth Abrams, Sarah 
Frank, Lisa Kuchy; Not Pictured: Johanna Lloyd, Beth 
Maskey, Elizabeth Menzie, Lauren Paradise. Glenda Roberts, 
Jessie Sutherland, Ashley Trumpler, Tina Ghandchilar, Emily 
Hardin, Jenny Howard, Kristen Hummerston, Jennifer Baxter, 
Colleen Burke, Jin|u Carlson, Jennifer Converse, Kim Witt, 
Erica Westcott, Kate Bosnick, Megan Kelley. 




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Row One: Suzanne Davis. Jen 
Murphy, Bekah Mauldin, Lindsay 
Adrean, Matthew Eddy, Toby 
Jacobs. Alison Highfill, Laura M. 
Folse; Row Two: Lisa Peiegrin, 
Danielle Carbone, Lmdsey 
Downes, Lauren Montgomery, 
Ashley Cavell, Colleen Powers, 
Ellie Loveman. Bonnie Ludka: Row 
Three: Coriena Reynolds. Julia 
Lucas. AdamTrunzo. Kacie Warner. 
David Grampslacy. James 
Medeiros. Dan Curran, Joe 
Davison, Stephen Atwell; Row 
Four: Michael Michiganii, Drew 
Bolton, Justin llluzzi, Russell 
Morris, Jeff Bnggs, James Rapp, 
P.J. Williamson, Matthew Barker, 
Alex Sirney. 

The Ultimate Frisbee Club consisted 
of men and women dedicated to the up 
and coming sport of Ultimate Frisbee. 
The primarj' purpose of the club was to 
promote Frisbee and have fun playing 
the sport. They allowed anyone to play 
on the team and no experience was needed. 
"We do not make cuts so anyone who 
wants to can plav. This makes the 
atmosphere really welcoming to new 
people, even in the middle ot the semester," 
said women's club President Lindsay Adrean. 

The team had a lot of fun while compet- 
ing and learning the unique sport. Adrean 
added, "I think that our team is a great 
way for girls to meet new people and 
play a fun sport without having to deal 
with the pressure of try-outs. " Members 
practiced four days a week and attended 
tournaments all over the area. 

The Ultimate Frisbee Club began five 
years ago as a coed team, with only a 
few girls. In 2002, the girls formed a 
team for women onlv. 











^iPoaram board 

Row One: Ken Schlosser, 
Meghan L. Wirt, Shannon 
Mahoney. Marjilla Seddiq. Lindsay 
Puddy, Row Two: Adam A. 
Hoover. Amanda J, Jordan, 
Meredith R. Weiss. Darci E. 
Contri; Row Three: Andrew D. 
Cothern, Stephen W. Shoup, 
Jonathan M. Cronin; Not 
Pictured: Taylor Kennedy. George 
Vloltz, Jessi Bavolack, Matthew 
Stuart. Sean Branigan. Jeremy 

UPB, established in 1974, not only 
pro\ided the University and Harrisonburg 
communities with musical attractions 
like 3 1 1 and Alien Ant Farm concert, but 
was also dedicated to other programming. 
Programs such as movies, talent shows, 
guest speakers, and art galleries were also 
.imong UPB's responsibilities as the official 
on-campus programming organization. 

This vcar, UPB added a new committee 
with the creation of its own record label. 

The ne«' label, Eight\'-One Records, was 
designed to scout for new musical acts 
within the University's student body. 

Dedication was key to UPB's success. 
Senior Executive Director Amanda 
Jordan said, "I am always doing something 
for UPB. If I'm not in the ofTice, I'm at 
a show. And if I'm not there, I'm probably 
trying to squeeze in an hour of sleep 
before I oo to one. " 




Sigma alpha iota 

^'9*^9010 sigma 

by Leanne Chambers 

As one of the first two national sororities 
on the Universitj's campus, first chartered 
on May 13, 1939, the impact the sisters 
of the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Sigma 
Sigma Sigma had on the Universit\- grew 
with each year. The 153 members sought 
to Rilfill their three principles, which were 
"to ensure a perpetual bond of fiiendship, 
to develop strong womanly character, and 
to promote high standards of conduct." 
By meeting each of these purposes, the 
sisters in turn continued to fulfill their 
mission of "providing a lifelong sorority 
experience for women." The sororirv 
promoted these morals through a plethora 
of communit)' and Universit}' service 
events throughout the year. "We held an 
Eating Disorders Awareness Week to raise 
funds for our local philanthropy," said 
President senior Amanda Dean. "We also 
held our annual Robbie Page Kickball 
tournament in the fall to raise money for 
our national philanthropy as well." 

Aside from their philanthropic acri\ities, 
the sisters based their events on providing 
"sisterhood, scholarship and 5er\ice" to 

Row One: Catherine Sendak. Mariel Poole. Andreya Czuwak 
Amanda Dean, Leslie Vicale, LIndsey Hayes. Kelly Vaughan; 
Row Two: Katherine Mooney, Caria Dellannore, Libby Luck, 
Danielle Augone, Jennifer Bowen, Erin Reynolds: Row 
Three: Serena Maletta. Halie Click. Emily Hickey, Jenne 
Abner, Lauren Connor, Jennifer Walker, Jenn Rosinski, Molly 
O'Brien, Sarah Barrett, Catherine Smoot, Amy Simpson, 
Linsey Wunderlich, Boupha Souketha, Hillary Zelnick, Katie 
Raponi; Row Four: Amy Passero, Courtney Frick, Lindsay 
Cranwell. Erika Blinstrub, Margaret Bishop, Emily Frank, 
Michelle Awtrey, Ashley Dorey, Lindsay Rosser, Ashley Polo, 
Megan Erhardt, Lindsay Burges, Bevin Lawson, Erin Kelly, 
Brynn Cramer, Megan Wellford, Heidi Jennings, Melissa 
Twardzik, Jen Tryon, Shelby Foster, Jackie Abene: Row Five: 
Megan Day. Desiree Clements, Laura Cambnght, Amanda 
Graham, LeAnne Hays, Lea Richardson, Stacie Stephenson, 
Frederique Seijihouwer, Amy Brennan, Mallory Lopata. Mary 
Strom, Sarah Best, Marissa Rauner, Kelley Boyan, Ashley 
Houston, Brew McKenna, Blair Baxter, Holly Goodman, Emily 
Jackson, Mary Vecchione, Cara Bunker; Row Six: Gina M. 
Maurone. Jessica Erbstein, Jamie Fox, Heather DeGroot, 
Jessica Oglesby, Lauren P. Walker. Jane Segedin, Keren A. 
Bogarzyk, Elizabeth E. Spam, Laura Marcantonio, Alison Kelly, 
Kate Throo, Mary-Kate Barry, Amelia Ballinger, Katie Dorin, 
Knssy Arek, Michelle Bacigalupo, Emily Rowe, Katie Finazzo, 
Emilee Pickrell, Carole Ryan. 

those around them. They raised their 
chapter grade point average and began 
requiring se\-en hours of service a semester 
of the members. In addition, the sororin- 
raised 54,000 for their national founda- 
tion, whose motto was "Sigma Serves 

The dynamics of the group were 
incredibly close knit. Through their 
numerous activities and events, plus the 
strong bond of friendship the\- shared, the 
sisters were very close. Dean said, "It 
could be summed up in a simple phrase. 
It was a di\erse group of women leaders 
that came together for a common goal — 
to serve our commurut}', university, and 
national oi^anizarion while learning about 
ourselves and strengthening the bonds 
of friendship." 

On top of everything, the strong bond 
of friendship the sisters had for one 
another remained. "The women that I 
have met through this sisterhood have 
become a second family and I will always 
cherish the times we have sf)ent together," 
said Dean. "Being the president of Tri- 
Sigma was an exjjerience I wouldnt trade 
for an%thins." 

Pa„s.r.g '■-: a q-ic.s s.napsno;. 
sophomores Emily Frank, 
Margaret Bishop, Brook Bergei 
Ashley Dorey. Caitlin Sweeney 
and Jackie Kershis hang out 
outside of Sigma Chi's Old 
House Sigma Sigma Sigma 
enthusiastically participated in 
Sigma Chi's Derby Days events 
[ Photo courtesy of Amanda Dear 



Dancing in front of risers during 
the song "Material Girl," Sigma 
Sigma Sigma performs at Greek 
Sing. The sisters not only won 
Greek Sing, but also placed first 
in Greek Week overall. 
' Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Smiling proudly, sisters junior 
Emily Hickey. seniors Kelly 
Vaughan, Janice Rafferty, Manel 
Poole, Amanda Dean, and Leslie 
Vicale pose with alumni. Dean 
spoke at the WWII Patio 
Dedication at the Leeolou Alumni 
! Photo coiirtesv o' Arra'^da Dear ' 




Hugging her sister. President 
senior Amanda Dean celebrates 
after Sigma Sigma Sigma is 
announced the winner of Greek 
Sing. Sigma Sigma Sigma's 
theme was "Battle of the 
Sexes " 
! Photo by Morgan Riehl 1 


Sigma sigma sigma 

btelgjftme g greek 

Interested students must join recruitment on the Commons 
at the beginning of the fall and spring semeters for 
fraternities, and the fall semester for sororities. 
•Cost of recruitment: $33.00 

•Allowed prospective greeks to get to know the differ- 
ent chapters. 

• Every recruit received a handbook which included the 
detailed requirements of each chapter, such as mini- 
mum GPA and descriptions of each philanthropy. 
•Sorority recruits were put in Rho Chi groups. Each had 
a student advisor that helped the recruits understand the 
process, but not to persuade them towards any one 

Once experiencing the different chapters, the recruits 
received callbacks from the chapters they matched with. 
•Interviews were held with the Greek members and the 
recruits in order for both to become better aquainted 
with each other. 

•Recruits then picked which chapter they wished to 
pledge and if they got a bid from the chapter, they be- 
came a member of the new pledge class. 
•Recruits were given a Big Brother/Big Sister to help 
guide them through the initiation process. 

Successful bids were initiated into the fraternity/sorority. 
A ceremony was held and all the former recruits became 
official brothers and sisters of that fraternity or sorority. 









student mbassa^^rs 

by Angela Norcross 

"And on the right, you have Burruss 
Hall, the math and biology building. In 
the basement, the biolog\- department's 
cadavers are housed." Student Ambassa- 
dors not only had to learn which building 
housed which department and which 
dorms were freshman, but they also had 
to memorize facts about the campus. 
Student Ambassadors eagerly addressed 
nearly any question posed by a tour group 
participant and gave tours no matter what 
the season or weather. 

Student Ambassadors began in 1 982 as 
the Student Alumni Association. Com- 
posed of a group of highly spirited and 
motivated students since its' founding, 
the organization had branched out to 
work with other University offices in 
addition to Alumni Relations, especially 
with the Office ot Admissions. Young 
leaders dedicated to serving the campus 
and community, Student Ambassadors 
had over 100 members. The organiza- 
tion encouraged enthusiasm, commit- 
ment and campus participation, and 

worked hard to create a positive first 
impression tor prospective students. 

As part of Homecoming, Ambassadors 
hosted the first annual Homecoming 
pep rally. On the Commons, they led 
over 1,500 spectators in cheers, encour- 
aged school spirit, and handed out pon- 
poms, beads and Purple Out shirts. Junior 
Lawson Ricketts said, "[Homecoming] 
was definitely my favorite Ambassador 
memor)' as well as a great JMU memory." 

In the spring, SA gave tours to alumni 
in conjunction with their class reunions. 
Senior Jessica Quinn said, "We are given 
the opportunity to hear all the crazy 
stories about the school over the years. 
Alumni will share stories and traditions 
that current smdents could never imag- 
ine." Throughout the year. Ambassadors 
also invested extensive time and effort 
in organizing events, such as Com- 
mencement, Home School Connection 
and the Carrie Kutner Student Ambas- 
sador Scholarship. 

Student Ambassadors proudly repre- 
sented the University by serving past, 
present and future students. 

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Row One: Amanda J. Logsdon, Katie H, Warner, Marissa B. 
Beale, Sara Cichocki, Anna Weatherby, Carrie Tagye, Christina 
Deery. Jessica Quinn, Barbara Shockley, Mary Phillips, Laura 
Tarrant, Ashley Houston, Jackie Kershis, Lauren Gniazdowski; 
Row Two: Lauren R Abrami, Jessica E. Begley. Lyndsey 
Walther-Thomas, Andrea Fischetti, Meghan Maslanka, 
Lauren Myers, Lauren Harmata, Jessica Mayor, Laura 
Carpenter, Jen Ramsey, Sarah Barnes, Heather Davis, Sarah 
Slough, Kelley Meyers, Andrew Kay; Row Three: Stephen 
C. Filingeri, Jessica Lumsden, Ross Copperman, Stephanie 
Wallis, Jared Schwartz, Allison Shaffer, Amanda Badger, Kim 
Rill, Bill Williams, Chnsty Orband, Gabby Cretz, Katie tally, 
Lauren Broussard, Devon Walsh, Stacey Johnson, Rob 
Zimmerman: Row Four: Wilbur Tragerdovsky, Betty L, 
Neilander, Jake Millersville, Keith Mannwhich, Rachel Ohene, 
Jennifer Karey, Tara Smiley, Jon Uyttewaal, Brian Millard, 
Will Comnite, Andrew Kneale, Lawson Picketts, Nick Wiley, 
Joe McHale, Michael Keown, Tim Hess. 

Showing a group of parents and 
prospective students the outside 
of the largest freshmen dorm. 
Eagle Hall, senior Becky Baines 
and junior Stacey Johnson give 
an overview of on-campus living 
to the tour group. Student 
Ambassadors were trained to be 
able to answer almost any 
question asked during tours 
I Photo by Meghan Gwaltney I 


student ambassadors 


by Leanne Chambers 

If you ever went to a home football or 
basketball game, you probably noticed 
the sea of purple shirts cheering wildly 
in the stands. Those purple shirts were 
the members of the Student Duke Club, 
one of the University's largest student 
organizations with over 460 members. 

Student Duke Club was founded in 
2000 with only 30 members. Striving 
to increase that membership to over 
500 members, the clubs primary purpose 
was to support University athletics through 
monetary donations and spirit at athletic 
events. The club also strove to bring 
the Harrisonburg community closer 
together with the school community 
through athletics. This year's newest 
program was the "Power of Purple." 
Different businesses throughout 
Harrisonburg showed their support for 
the Dukes by hanging University 
spirited flags in their stores and 

Monthly meetings were held for members 
of the Smdent Duke Club, which featured 
guest speakers, usually coaches from the 

Universitys sports programs. Before 
each home football game, the organization 
held tailgates where its members could 
socialize, eat and get excited before the 
game. Bowling, going to the Bull Pen 
and dinners at Buffalo Wild Wings were 
other social events that members could 
participate in. At the end of each semester, 
a semi-formal was held. The most 
prominent way the members met, however, 
was at sporting events. The club was 
very visible and spirited at all different 
sporting events through their bright purple 
shirts and numerous chants and cheers. 
"One fun membership benefit is the 
priorit)' searing we had at basketball games 
right under the basket!" said President 
Lindsay Crouch. 

Members ol the Student Duke Club 
took pride in their donations to student 
athletics and their vibrant enthusiasm 
for the University. Said Crouch, "One 
of the best parts of Madison is student 
spirit. SDC has been a great way for me 
to meet other students who share my 
passion for JMU." 

Row One: Laura J. Cilmi, Ashley B. Sumner, Catherine M. 
Alexander, Dan/ush R, Assar, Lindsay M. Crouch, E. Blair 
Goodman; Row Two: Megan D, Bove, Heather S, Moody, 
Leslie A, Sensabaugh, Jessica L. Gidwani, Sophia M Chaale, 
Emily C. Raebeck, Sarah J. Heller, Esther A. Gertin, Nicole 
M, Buyalos. Melissa Ayres, Katie L, Wright: Row Three: 
Chelsea L, Taylor, Kimberly A. Lally, Jessica K, Rasich. 
Elizabeth L. Friend, Brycie L, Smith, Bethany N. Pope, 
Alexandra P. McNair, Eileen M. Searson, Amber C, Garnty, 
Krista A. Russo, Casey L, Bryant. Jennifer L. Baker; Row 
Four: Christopher M, Conaway. Christopher M South, 
Christopher R. Marquess, Erik K. Pitzer, Brandon C, Ferraro, 
Khalil P. Garriott, Carly M. Estock. 

Ciieeiirig un Uie MLk-u!t, tnembeis 
of the Student Duke Club point at 
the receiving end of the field. The 
Student Duke Club's campaign, 
"Power of Purple," involved the 
Harrisonburg community in Dukes 
spirit, / Photo by Kate Sawyer 


Fiestly dressed for the 
Homecoming game, the Student 
Duke Club makes an uproar in the 
stands. The Club was founded in 
2000 by Kerper Funkhouser and 
Nick Langndge 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Covenng a massive section of 
the stands, the Student Duke 
Club shows their Purple Pride at 
the Homecoming game. The 
Club's purpose was to give 
financial aid and enthusiasm to 
athletes / Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Tailgating on Godwin field before 
the Homecoming game, the 
Student Duke Club enjoys the 
complimentary catering of Buffalo 
Wild Wings, The Student Duke 
Club had over 460 members. 
/ Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


student duke club 



Practicing a breast stroke, 
sophomore Kristen Blanco swims 
her warm-up laps. The club 
practiced and competed year round. 
[ Photo by Sarah Woodward 1 

by Angela Norcross 

With the start signal, members of the 
Swim Club dove into the water, swam 
their best and exited the pool to prepare 
for another race. Swimming year round, 
four days per week for about an hour and 

15 minutes, swimmers stayed in shape 
while training for meets. Junior Lauren 
Stillwell said she joined Swim Club 
because it required less of a time commit- 
ment than varsity, yet still wanted to 
continue swimming competitively. 
Stillwell said, "Club was the best alterna- 
tive that 1 could have ever imagined. 1 
could do everything at my own speed 
and with my own commitment level." 

In October, Swim Club traveled to 
Miami University of Ohio to compete. 
November 9, the team held its' own meet 
at the Godwin pool. Thirty-four members 
swam purple against gold, trying to beat 
their own times. Also during November, 
sixteen swimmers trekked to Hon College 
in North Carolina. The girls' team placed 
fourth and the guvs placed fifth out of 

16 teams from along the Atlantic coast. 

In February, the team hosted a second 
home meet with other teams from around 
Virginia and in March they competed in 
two meets at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania and the University of Virginia. The 
year finished up tor the club at the UNC 
Chapel Hill meet in North Carolina. Junior 
Jenn Makarski said, "I think my favorite 
part of being on the team is traveling to 
meets. It's so much fun to go to other 
schools and compete." 

Throughout the year, the team came 
together outside the pool about once a 
week for team dinners on campus or at 
swimmers" apartments. Junior Kristin 
Ficca said she loved the team dinners, 
"because they give the members a chance 
to see what we all look like in normal 
clothes and we get to bond outside the 

Whether in the pool or out, members 
formed friendships with one another. 
Senior President Jen Jackson said, "We 
all came together with one common 
goal, which was to swim, but we ended 
up getting much more out ot the club 
than swimming. " 

Row One: Courtney Myers, Kristen Ficca, Erin E. Sochaski, 
John M. Gullickson, Jenny Piantedosi, Sara M. Belvin, Kristen 
Blanco, Angela R. Norcross: Row Two: Will White, Kelcey 
Luxenberg, Jenna Krauss, Erin Copeland, Claire DiCesare, 
Lindsey Sawyer, Sara Pritt, Rachel Pern/: Row Three: Katie 
McSween, Signe McLaughlin, Jason de la Bruyere, David 
French, Kelly Griesel, Megan Putt, Jennifer Jackson. 

Taking a break in the pool, 
members of the swim club rela 
during practice. The club 
practiced four times a week for 
an hour. 
[ Photo by Sarah Woodward 1 




Row One: Jackie Sanders, Emily 
Futeil, Jennifer Ash, Jen Keys. 
Elizabeth McCeney, Kristin Urbach; 
Row Two: Kristin Kroll, Erin Walker, 
Grace Easby-Smith, Lisa Tawil, 
Mallory Day, Scott Ruffner, 
Jennifer Granito: Not Pictured: 
Erin O'Hara, Mellissa Rivers, Jon 
Kasica. Stephanie Noble. 

The mission oi Up 'Til Dawn was to 
raise awareness oi St. Jude Children's 
Research Hospital and to raise funds 
from the Harrisonburg and University 

The organization recruited teams of 
three to ten students. Each group then 
participated in a variet}' ot fundraisers. 
One of their biggest fiindiaisers was a letter 
writing campaign, which raised thousands 
of dollars for the cause. 

The event was the culmination ot weeks 

of fundiaising and was held from Februar)' 
20* at 7 p.m. to Februar)' 21" at 7 am. 
During the 12 hour event, participants 
were involved in events to keep them 
awake. "We understand the heartache 
of parents with children who stay awake 
all night wondering if their children will 
see another dav, said Executive Director 
Jennifer Granito. "Up 'Til Dawn partici- 
pants are willing to give their time and 
efforts to help ensure these children will 
see better days in the future." 







men & 

ub volleyball 

Row One: Blake T. Willis (SCC 
Representative), Brady Howard, 
Chad R. Willis (President), Jason A. 
Garrett (Vice-President), Henry J. 
Decker); Row Two: Addison Paige, 
Joe H. Deveney, Matthew E. 
Morgan, Matthew L. Spears 
iSecretan/), Ben J. Denton, Dave 
J Peshler, Steven M. Gillispie; 
Row Three: Michael C. Rhodes, J. 
'vlichael Davis (Fundraising Chair). 
Keith D. Jackson, Austin Johnson. 
Dean Yarsites, Nathaniel M. 
Liberati, John R. Norman 
Treasurer), David R. Arnerte. 

Through practices, tournaments and 
communirv ser\ice events, the 24 members 
of the Mens Club Volle\'ball team became 
a close group of friends. The group held 
trvouts at the beginning of September 
and practiced four times a week during 
each semester. Their season ran from 
lanuarv through April during which the 
men participated in tournaments through- 
out the country- in Indiana, Pennsylva- 
nia, ^Iar^■land and Nevada. The team 

also competed in their National Tourna- 
ment in Charlotte, NC. 

Over the last three years, the club saw 
much success. In 2002 and 2003. they 
were named the Eastern Intercollegiate 
Southern Conference Champions. In 
2001 they were named the runner-ups 
in the same conference. In 2001 and 
2002, the men were named the Eastern 
Intercollegiate East Coast Champions, in 
which the)' were the 2003 Runner-Up. 





swim club 



dance club 

Showing the club what they just 
learned, senior Adam Strawn and 
freshman Kirsten Smith share a_ ^ 
moment of pride for unders """ 
the new dance. The pair had '' 
difficulty with the steps at first, 
but with some help were able to 
execute it with style. 
1 Photo by Megan^Bucknum ] 

by Angela Norcross 

talented DJs. The group traveled to 
"My grandparents used to talk about PitStop III, an "exchange" in which 
going dancing, and I wanted to try," said swingers spent the weekend dancing away. 


junior and club Treasurer Emily Fleck. 
Many, including Fleck, saw swing as a 
newly revived art from the past. Begun 
in 2000, the club provided a form of 
social dancing to the campus. They taught 
and shared their moves, using swing as 
an outlet fostering self-confidence, social 
skills and risk-taking. 

Tuesday nights were reserved for teaching 
students beginning swing and Thursday 
nights belonged to intermediate "swingers." 
After one semester at the beginning 
level, students could advance to the 
intermediate level. In addition to lessons, 
the JMU Swing Club traveled twice a 
month to dances, traveling as far as 
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maryland. 
Closer to home, they danced at the 

The Swing Club also attended the DC 
Lindy Exchange, which allowed the 
swingers to dance in public parts 
throughout the city. Senior Publicity 
Chair Jessica Simpson explained that 
she enjoyed the exchanges because they 
"were all about dancing and meeting 
new people from dance scenes all over 
the country." 

The club performed with the hope of 
interesting others in participating in the 
fun associated with swing dancing. The 
club performed at Sunset on the Quad 
and in December showed their talent at 
the Rockingham Rotary Club. Also, in 
December in PC Ballroom, Swing 
Dance hosted its own dance in which 
the Jazz Ensemble played to provide the 

V V 

University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and campus with a study break before finals 
at various venues in Richmond and the 
Northern Virginia area. 

Other dances the groups traveled to 
featured workshops where the dancers 
were involved in intensive lessons 
throughout the day with live bands and 

The dance gave new swingers the 
opportunity to showcase their skills. 
Simpson said, "We're trying to get more 
people to become experienced dancers 
and use what they learn on the social 
dance floor." 

Row One: N. Sanders, M, Briscoe, S. Zivjch, J. Polasek, S. 
Carter, E. Wasef, T, Torano, A, Shen, J. Mehaffey, L. Sommer, 
A. Atienza; Row Two: A. Mercier, E. Fleck. K. Simpson, A. 
Hollowell, J. Hale, M. Sarver, J. Simpson. B. Holbrook. D 
Hall, K. Stevens, J. Podlasek; Row Three: S. Lewis, J, 
Drogus, B. Naylor, K. Cella, M. Sorrentino, J, Riegel, L, Darrell, 
S. Thiss, L. Cao, J. Patton, K. Nowlin, R. Kraska; Row Four: 
D. Perry, J. Hensley, C. Williamson, J. Barth, D. Plumley J. 
Hall, C. DeWeese, J. Maloney, F. Sampson, A. Coplon, G. 
Skotzko, S.Jeffreys; Row Five: C. Brogan, E.Jones, J. Hardy, 
J. Gidwani, M. Graham, E. Irvine, J. Miller, N. Martorana, E 
Carter, K. Turner, L. Church; Row Six: B. Lytle, J Specht, S, 
Mclntyre, C. Davis, J. Lee, J. Ward, G Marshall; Row Seven: 
A. Strawn, K. Bradford, S. Heringa, E. Graynovskiy, H Lin, 
R. Swanson, M. Flippin, L. Telsch. 

Watching the instructors 
demonstrate a dance, members of 
the Swing Dance club circle around 
senior instructors Brittany Holbrook 
and David Hall. The Swing Dance 
club participated in various 
events across the eastern coast. 
I Photo by Megan Bucknum I 



women s 

jb volleyball 


Row One: Kathryn E. Wright, 
Sarah E. Gigantino, Brittney M. 
Potter, Heather S. Hickcox, Erin E. 
Frahm, Caroline 0. Boyd: Row 
Two: Jason A. Garrett, Elisabeth 
A. Moore. Gillian M. Ginter, Nikki 
S. Fanning, Julie L. Wilson, 
Whitney March, Chad R. Willis 
(Head Coach): Row Three: Laura 
G. Hertzman, Laura M, Mushik, 
Lindsay C. Streeper, Jessica H. 
Zetelski, Beth N. Grimes, Lindsey 
C. Merchant, Eri Fuchigami. 

Womens Club Volleyball was a team 
dedicated to learning and perfecting the 
sport of vollevball. Members strove to 
achieve team imity as well as commitment 
•ind hard work. The team was composed 
oi girls willing to put torth numerous 
hours in the gym to improve their 
volleyball skills. Besides practicing and 
competing in volle\b;Jl, members engaged 
in activities ranging from raising money 
to help out in the community 
throughout the year. The Womens Club 

Volleyball team was involved in many 
fundraisers throughout the year such as 
car washes and T-shirt sales, as well as 
volunteering at retirement homes and 
other facilities on campus. Members 
participated in two to tour tournaments 
each semester as well as a national 
competition in the spring. The Women's 
Club Volleyball team was successful at 
uniting a group of girls that enjoyed 
spending time together on and off the court. 









^vater polo 

Row One: Jacob Thielen, Mark 

Tunstaii (fundraiser chair), Zac 
Hittie, Row Two: Paul Rukenbrod 
(president), Hunter Dunlo. Peter 
Day, Josh Nicoletti; Row Three: 
Tannar 0. Simensen, Michael Fry 
(secretary), Jeremy Bergman, 
Kevin Murphy (vice-president), 
Jamie Specht. 

For the members of the Men's Club 
Water Polo team, the relationship went 
be)'ond the pool. The men spent nearh- 
all of their time together, both in and 
out of the water. Created as a coed 
sport club in 1994, the team split from 
the girls in 1998. Since then, "The 
team has grown fast and achieved great 
success," said club President Paul 
Rukenbrod. They have won two 
national championships, three regional 

titles and four division first places. 

The club's purpose was to provide the > 
opportunity for both experienced and _q 
inexperienced people interested in water 
polo to learn the sport, compete in 
tournaments with other universities and 
to have fun. They also participated in 
various community service activities 
including Warm-A-Winter-Wish and 
the Adopt a Highwav program. 








swing dance club 

Hitting a high punch, junior 

Celeste Reed develops her skills. 

Tae Kwon Do met Tuesday and 

Thursday nights as well as 

Saturdays to practice. 

( Photo by Emily Dursa I 

Working on his roundhouse kick 

sophomore Rian Kountz practices 

with his partner sophomore 

Rachel Bushway. The student? 

developed their skills through a 

series of stations 

( Photo by Emily Dursa 





Rwon do 

by Ashley McClelland 

For the Tae Kwon Do club, growth was 
a vital part of their success. "The club 
has grown rapidly. We had our largest 
introductory class that I can remember 
in October and member retention has 
been high. While this can make for some 
crowded practice conditions, ever\'one has 
been really good about stepping up and 
helping out when needed," said club 
President senior Jennv Muth. 

The Tae Kwon Do club was different 
from most other sports clubs. "Our club 
is different in that we are not a sport club 
with a regular season. We train \'ear round 
and not just for tournaments or games. 
Our club is run like a martial arts academ\- 
and is one of the largest sports clubs in 
the Sports Club Council," said Muth. 

Although TKD was an individual sport, 
the club was a chance tor students to get 
together and learn TKD techniques. "The 
team dynamic is very, ver\' tight. There 
is prett\' Fierce loyalt}' to your class when 
it comes to class competitions. ..but the 
club, as a whole is very close," said Muth. 

"There is a lot of 'we get through this 
together' mentality such as the sort of 
imwritten rule that no one does push-ups 
alone, everyone is really supportive of 
ever)'one else, regardless of belt color. The 
fact that TKD club is so close, in and out 
of class, is something that I'm really proud 

The club also participates in tournaments 
ever^' year. "Each tournament we've had 
has been difficult in it's own right. Each 
tournament is always difficult on the 
indi\'idual level. Nerves play a huge part 
in how well )'ou do.. .and so for I've alwa\s 
been nervous for each form or match 
during a tournament, but it s also what 
makes it so exciting and each match versus 
a different opponent is alwaw difficult too, " 
said sophomore Caitlin Fitzpatrick. "You 
have to tn' to be strategic while you fight; 
you have to be sman with \'our own 
offense and defense, but you also have 
to tr\- to anal\7£ \'our opponent's st\-le at 
the same time. No fight is ever the same 
so they're alwa\'s a challenge." 


Row One: Jessica Puentes (SCC Representative), Megan 
Scott, Celeste Reed, Thoeun Kao, Ashley Hartman, Ennily 
Saulsgiver, Sarah Harsche, Ron Bartolo II, Heather Arndt; 
Row Two: Greg Asma, Max P. Borges, Katie Bruder, Lindsay 
Wade (Treasurer), Caitlin Fitzpatrick (Secretary), Rachel 
Bushway, Chad Horn, Christine Cappa, Jenny Muth 
(President/Instructor), Tony Martinez; Row Three: Kevin E. 
Melton (Instructor), Adam T. Mathews, Jeff Muller, Nick 
Gregware, A. Raleigh Marshall, RIan Kountz IV, Sean Schutte, 
Jonathan Joyce (Instructor), Jonathan Price (Head Instructor). 

Practicing as a group, white belts 
hit a low punch in their form. 
Forms were a rehearsed set of 
skills necessary to advance to the 
next level. 
I Photo by Emily Dursa 1 


tae kwon do 



by Angela Norcross 

After being a colony tor nvo years, in 
1972 Theta Chi, Eta Kappa Chapter, 
became a fraternity'. A social fraternit}' 
accepting all majors, Theta Chi's primar)' 
purpose was to succeed academically. They 
proyided helping hands to the campus 
and communing. 

The premier eyent that Theta Chi 
participated in was their fourth annual 1 2- 
Days Project. Dedicated to brightening 
the holiday season of underprivileged 
children in the Valley, the event was 
conducted from December 1" through 
12'*'. The brothers hoped to collect over 
S5,000 in donations and toys. Since they 
spent 24 hours straight on the Commons 
during some of the coldest cla)'s of the year. 
Dove Camper Sales donated a trailer for 
the fiatemin's use during this philanthropic 
event. Two brothers sat on the Commons 
at all times and others perused businesses 
in the cir>' to locate sponsors to support 
the dri\e. All proceeds \\'ent to the SaK'ation 
Army Toy Convoy. 

During Homecoming, Theta Chi hosted 

Row One: Jared M Miller, Josh Inkell, Greg Miller, Ryan 
Rowell, Chase Edwards, Justin Miloszewski, Salvatore Leone 
IV, Linsey Clarke: Row Two: Thomas R. Potter, Robert A. 
Goodwyn. Michael McDonald, Alex Otero, Adam Donat, 
Ryan Tamborini, Kevin Frye, John Landry, Benjamin 
Rosenberger, Crane Hassold: Row Three: John Palombo, 
David Bilbrough, Robert Honec, Ian McClear/, Ben Baker, 
Jeff Lewis, Shomik Niyogi, Michael Helm, David Shipper: 
Row Four: John O' Grady, Kevyn S. Adams, Philip 0. 
Giordano, Paul A. Tocci, John Grace, Zack Winters, Stephen 
Blazie, Davidson Hulfish. Aron Moody. 

a tailgating parr\' and an alumni brunch 
that country singer, alum brother Phil 
Vassar attended. Fifth year Benjamin 
Baker said, 'As a person who likes to be 
heavily involved, it has pro\dded me with 
endless opportunities for leadership and 
service, as well as socializing, and I belie\'e 
that 1 owe Theta Chi a debt of gratitude 
in contributing to one of the best college 
experiences 1 believe a person coiJd ha\'e." 
Theta Chi also participated in Adopt- 
a-Highway and Special Olympics, taking 
pride in their philanthropic opportuni- 
ties to serve the community. They made 
it a priority to support other fraternities 
and sororities in their fiindraising ventures. 
Throughout the year, the brothers also 
bonded by going on retreats togetJier. 
President Jeff Lewis said, "The bonds 
and friendships I've made in Theta Chi 
will last me a lifetime and it has made 
every second of my time here at JMU 
meaningful. It has taught me many life 
lessons on leadership, friendship and 
responsibilit)'. Leaving the fraternit)- is 
going to be the hardest thing I am 
going to ha\'e to deal with on gradua- 
tion day." 



C^ompeting for the attention of 
ihe crowd, brothers of Theta Chi 
battle it out with evangelist Matt 
Bourgault on the Commons. The 
fraternity commented that 
Bourgault's presense actually 
helped raise funds. 
/ Photo by Clare Burchard I 

Trying to get students passing 
Through the Commons to donate 
money, Theta Chi mans their 
table. Their main philanthropic 
event of the year, 1 2 Days, landed 
the fraternity on the Commons 24 
hours a day from December 1-12. 
I Photo by Clare Burchard I 

Showing their holiday spirit, 
Theta Chi stays in their decorated 
trailer on the Commons for 12 
Days. At least two brothers were 
present at all times and were 
often brought hot chocolate and 
food by soronties. 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 


theta chi 


by Ashley McClelland 

Swimming, biking and running, the 
Triathlon Club exerted themselves beyond 
the average UREC attendant. The team 
participated in the National Collegiate 
Championship in April. "We have gone 
the last couple Aprils and plan to do so 
again this year. It is a phenomenal experi- 
ence and at the Olympic distance, is a very 
challenging race as well," said sophomore 
Ryan Stava. "We want to help change people's 
perception of a triathlon as being only the 
Iron Man distance, which is a 2.5 mile swim, 
112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run, 
and helping each other achieve our goals." 

The club expanded to about 65 people 
thanks to work they did to recruit new 
members. "This year we have taken some 
very big steps compared to years past, 
largely in thanks to our club president 
Kirk Hetherington. We grew f-rom about 
35 members to 63 paid members last 
semester alone," said Stava. "We have also 
been working very hard to change the 
average person's misconceptions about 
triathlons and show him or her how much 

fun multi-sport events can be." 

"With that large increase in members, 
we have had to cater to their needs in 
many different ways, such as providing 
more support by formulating individual 
training programs and tips and advice," 
said Stava. "However we have managed to 
still have a great time and maintain our 
overall atmosphere of a very tight knit club 
of friends and athletes. We have become 
one of the most visible clubs both on and 
off campus and are a top tier club on the 
sports club council." 

Fundraising helped the club become 
more visible. "For fundraisers, we like to 
be very diverse. We do carwashes, service 
auctions, we even held a Donut 5k run/ 
walk where you get time deducted from 
your overall finishing ume for every donut 
that you eat on the course. We sell club 
t-shirts at races, as well as sweatshirts and 
club messenger bags. Also, we continually 
sell concessions at JMU football and 
basketball games as well as clean up after 
the games occasionally," said Stava. 

women s 

rioter polo 


by Leanne Chambers 

The Women's Water Polo team initially 
began in 1 976 as a coed team in a men's 
conference. After the popularity of the 
team increased and the number of women 
participants grew, the team split in two 
and the women's water polo team was born. 
The 35 members praaiced weekly, worked 
together and strove to meet their goals and 
win their conference. 

Anyone was welcome to join the team, 
even non-swimmers, and there were no 
tryouts. "Water polo is a hard sport to 
learn and play because most people had 
never played before and learning something 
from the beginning could be hard," said 
senior Katie Loughlin. "However, as a 


team we took the responsibility to coach 
each player and teach them to swim it 

The team volunteered their time through- 
out the Harrisonburg community. They 
worked with various events such as Up 'Til 
Dawn, Swim-a-Thon for Cancer and 
Bowling tor Kids. 

Underneath all of their hard work was a 
deep respect and friendship with one 
another. "The polo team gave me inspira- 
tion when I needed ir, provided triendly 
faces around campus, and a tricnd when 
in need, " said Loughin. " ihe team was 
an amazing group of women that inspired 
me to be a better person." 

Row One: Chailie Myeis. ErinCurley, Wendy Waldeck. Olivia Ting, Shaina 
Ambrose; Row Two: Tara Reyha, Elizabeth Helena, Katy Breithaupt, Katie 
Louglin (Secretary), Betsy Anderson, Katie Daniels; Row Three: Robyn 
Harrison, Meghan McAteer (Vice President), Colleen Sheridan, Meagan 
Fox, Katie Clark, Wendy Kreiner, Amy Townsend; Row Four: Cory Hill, 
Emily Cosse, Jennifer Tessino (Social Chair), Ashley Williams, Lindsay 
Haus, Lacey Rainwater (Fundraising Chair), Laura Dwyer. 

Row One: Kate Zebatto, Jennifer Vaz, Erin Freedman, Annie Michler, Dana DiSarlo. 
Sara Hawkins, Becca Moore. Row Two: Michael Dubovksy, Brjttney Pierce, Jenna 
Favin, Knstine Morton. Joanna Mitchell, Heather Ratasiewicz, Amanda M. Lee, Nancy 
Averlll; Row Three: Thomas H. Tyler, Billy Holloway, Peter Sysak, Bob Kennedy, Hal 
Wilkins, Sheila Ernst, Stephen Turner, Ryan Stava; Row Four: Kirk Hetherington, 
Andy Blatecky, Jeff Mundt, Matt Brownlee, Chris Babb, Joshua Grainer, David 

Turning up the resistance level on 
the bike, sophomore Joanna 
Mitchell gets ready for a hard 
workout. During cycle practices, 
nterval training was used to get 
:he participants ready for races. 
,' Photo by Clare Burchard ! 

womej^f color 


Nicole Maier 

Women of Color started out in the earl\' 
1 980s when it split from the organization 
Brothers of a New Direction (BOND). 
The group of over 30 members was a 
place where women could come together 
for fellowship and all were welcomed. 

Weekly meetings allowed the group to 

get together and discuss topics anN'where 

from sexual assault awareness to interracial 

Row One: Michelle E. Cabbell, Stacey Carter (Treasurer), Jaimie E, dating. Outside meetings, die group worked 

Robinson (Vice President). Ancha C, Jordan, Tiffany A. Ferguson, Bnttany with the Bovs and Girls Club as well as 
T. White; Row Two: Kristie Fleming (President), Halleluya Samuel 

(Secretan/), Tara Ward, Johnelle N. Brown, LaTasha Johnson, Tiffany to raise breast cancer awareness. They held 

Jackson: Row Three: Latoya Washington, Sherri Jones, Lynsie Lewis, motivational workshops and organized 
Janelle Tracy (Historian), Victoria S. Jessie, Erika M. Peters. 

a weekend-long leadership conference 

with a banquet and speakers. 

The girls had their share of bonding 
time as well. The\- enjo\'ed going to UREC 
and going out to eat together "This year 
we have grown so much, " said junior 
Krisde Fleming, president of the organiza- 
tion. "All the things we set out to do we 
are actually doing." 

Being involved in the group was a positive 
experience for many of its members. "I 
believe being in the Women of Color 
encourages communit)' not only benveen 
African American women, but women 
in general," said sophomore Shemiqua 
Baulie, co-chair of communirv- ser\'ice. 


triathlon club 

^"fau alpha 

by Angela Norcross 

The Gamma Kappa chapter of Zeta Tau 
Alpha was founded in 1948 and since its 
founding, the sorority won many awards. 
These included winning the Crown Chapter 
Award by ZTA Nationals in 2003 for the 
fourth year in a row. ZTA was a social 
sorority that in addition to communirv' 
service, encouraged lifelong relationships 
between sisters and members ot the Greek 
community. Senior Emily Green said, 
"ZTA has allowed me the opportunity 
to be positively involved on campus and 
in the community while making many 
lasting friendships." 

One of ZTA's most important events 
was their Breast Cancer Awareness Week, 
held October 26'*' through November 1", 
to provide information about breast cancer 
for the campus and community while 
raising awareness and money to find a cure. 
All proceeds from the week went to the 
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foun- 

Row One; Keliy E. Wrenn, Diane E- Ainge, Kate Lockard, 
Mary Mason Wright, Chelsea Wieczorek; Row Two: Megan 
A. Ellington, Christine Davis, Kaitlan Deal, Callie Long, Nikki 
Smith, Lauren Von Herbulis: Row Three: Caitlin I, Friel, 
Elizabeth C. Webster, Meghan H. Wilson, Emily Orrell, 
Lauralee Glasgow, Sherry Parker, Kim Lally, Ashley Forman. 


dation. ZTAi Breast Cancer Awareness 
Week finished with a 5K Run/Walk and 
their efforts throughout the week raised 
over $14,000. 

ZTA also participated in many other 
activities with Greek and non-Greek 
organizations throughout the year. Junior 
Elizabeth Younts said, "It has helped me 
realize that my options at school and in 
life are limitless. I can do anything and 
be involved in anything as long as I am 
dedicated and willing to work." Each sister 
was required to spend three hours a 
semester completing community service 
activities; however most were involved above 
and beyond this requirement. 

Green said, "Being involved in JMU's 
Greek community has provided me many 
unique and memorable social experiences. ' 
Younts said, "1 have such amazing sisters. 
I admire so many of them when I see how 
nearly everyone is involved in other 

Singing with her a cappella group, 
Note-Oriety, former Zeta Tau 
Alpha President senior Katie 
Coleman steps up to the 
microphone. Zeta Tau Alpha 
hosted the Breast Cancer 
Awareness benefit concert in the 
I Photo courtesy of Adrian White] 


Cheering in preparation of the 5K 
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/ 
Run, members of Zeta Tau Alpha 
and supporters of Breast Cancer 
Awareness gather at the start 
line- During the week of October 
26, Zeta Tau Alpha sold pink 
Madison shirts, held a movie 
night at Grafton-Stovall, a benefit 
concert featuring many a cappella 
groups, and hosted the 5K run. 
/ Photo courtesy of Adrian Wfiite I 

Smiling proudly, pledge mom 
senior Sara Gertler shares in the 
excitement as sophomore Adrian 
White becomes the newest 
member of her Zeta Tau Alpha 
family. Gertler, junior Lara 
Motsek, White, and juniors Stef 
Doyle and Mikhaila Riede posed 
after Zeta Tau Alpha's Big/Little 
Revelation ritual. 
I Photo by Morgan Riehl I 

Displaying posters and signs 
announcing their philanthropy, 
Zeta Tau Alpha's table in Godwin 
Hall helps to get the word out. 
The girls raised over $14,000 for 
the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 
I Photo courtesy of Adrian White I 


zeta tau alpha 








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Mmmm. .. that's a good bagel! 

Ed Board personalties 

Don't Mess With Texas! 

Sweet Hunny Buns w/ Supa Fly chicki When you gotta clean, you gotta clean Last deadline - - so sad'' 



gina's thank you 

Writing her "I love being on yearbook blurb" senior Gina Indellicate feels that 
no words could ever explain how much she enjoyed her year as Editor in Chief. 
Indellicate was most notorious for her caption writing, bad spellings, weird 
sneezes, and use of inspirational phrases such as "Good Job!" 

Seriously though, I feel as though I don't even know where to begin or 
how I could possibly explain to anyone what yearbook has meant to me 
this year. The experience I have had with The Bluestone has changed my 
life and has made my senior year the best I could have ever imagined! 
Most people will never understand how important a yearbook is, but on 
this year's staff I found people who understood and appreciated the same 
things I do. I look back on this 400 page book that we've created and I 
feel nothing but a sense of accomplishment. I am so proud that a group 
of less than 30 could come together and beautifully capture a year of life 
at James Madison into a bound book. I feel like I cannot express my 
appreciation for everyone involved as appropriately as I should, but I'm 
sure going to try: 

Jerry WeaVef: Our wonderful advisor. I don't think that you get the 
credit you deserve! There would be no Bluestone without you and your 
constant devotion to us. I hope you stick with The Bluestone for a very 
long time because you are the backbone of this book. Whether it be the 
printer and Xerox machine breaking at once or dealing with me while 
Morgan was '*lost* in Texas, I don't know what I would have done this year 
without always knowing you would be there supporting me and my staff 
You are the best advisor I could have hoped for this year! I wish you the 
best of luck! 

My Editorial Board: 

You guys have been my family this year! Each one of us brought a vital 
aspect to this book, I couldn't have imagined this year without you four. 
You all have been so supportive and fun. You guys made windowless Anthony 
Seeger room 217a home to me. 

Kari: My dearest Deputy, I couldn't have 
asked for a better right hand woman! 
You are so full of life and your enthusiasm 
spreads wherever you go. Your energy and 
optimism basically kept us alive this year! I 
don't know what I would have done 
without you in the editorial board, you 
share my passions for yearbook and I can't 
expect anything less than success for your 
future. You are going to make an awesome 
editor for the 2004-2005 book. I will 
always be there if you ever need me, but I 
can see the leader in you and will never 
doubt that your book will be as amazing 
as you are. 

Kari and I, Bourbon St, New Orleans 

"Gina and the Bluestoners!" IVIe, Kristin. Kan, Morgan at Morgan's art opening 

The Men Behind the Scenes: 

Jerry Weaver 

Glenn Russell 


Checking out the Taylor Plant in 
Dallas Texas, Jerry "Weaver learns 
how yearbooks are bound. "Weaver 
was by far the best yearbook 
advisor The Bluestone could have 
ever hoped for. 

After giving a phenomenal tour, 
Glenn Russell poses with me. 
Russell was an excellent account 
executive for The Bluestone, 
keeping up communication all the 
way from Dallas to Harrisonburg. 


Account Executive 


Morgan: squeak! while its ob\-ious Missy that your pictures are 
always awesome, I just wanted to thank vou tor your company during 
the crazyiness ot org pictures! Who knew the Editor in Sneezing and the 
Riehl Photographer would make such a good team! Rock on with the flip 
flops (just not in the snow please). Oh, and just one more thing to never 

forget: DoR't Mbss With Tsxas! 

To my staff: 

Here's what I hope you'll be able to do after this )'ear: 
Writers: Turn an)'Thing written into past tense 
Photogs: Write a caption for any imaginable situation 
Designers: To make sure everything is always one pica apart 
Producers: That Apple + Option + Y will get you a long way 

Kristin: As we determined from this year, you snagged the ONE decent 
JMU boy... and you're marrying him! I'm so glad you were a part of my 
ed board! From Media Ethics to the greatest of all tenses, THE PAST, 
we've had a great experience I will certainly never forget! I wish you 
something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue 
and most of all happiness! 

POytOn: First of all, you have been an awesome creative director this 
year! You are really talented and our book definitely looks awesome 
because of you! There isn't a design in this book that you've done that I 
haven't been impressed by. Secondly, this ed board just wouldn't have been 
the same without your male presence. Thanks for pointing out all mv 
mis-spellings, and lack of golf knowledge. I wish you the best! 

While its fun to joke about this past year, I really do hope you all gained 
something from working on the yearbook. You are all such amazing people. 
I am so glad that I got the chance to work with each one of vou. This 
yearbook was made up of your hard work and commitment. I appreciate 
the effort put forth on everyone's part and I hope vou use these skills to 
help you out 

later in life. 


I wanted to 
send a shout 
out to everyone 
who worked on 
The Columbian 
yearbook with 

me in high school (especially you BCatie Tichauer) because without the 
great experience I had then as editor in chief, I would never have wished 
to pursue it in college! Go Columbian Coftee! 

This year has been an amazing experience I will never forget. These are 
the moments that have made my college experience. I am thankful for 
e\eryone that was a part of this and for all of the encouragement, love, 
and hugs from all of my friends and family. Just remember, yearbooks 
are eternal. 

I his yearbook is for everyone at this Universit}', I hope that it accurately 
conveys what this year was to you, enjoy! 

A family of editors! 

le and Jon "W" Lutz 



Brian Hunter 



Taylor Representative 

Relaxing in The Bluestone office, 
Brian Hunter picks up our 4th 
deadline. Hunter was a great 
representative especially when 
dealing with my random mid- 
deadline freak outs. 

Geoff Allen 

Business Manager 

At his editor's apartment, Geoff 
"Geoffedy-Doo" Allen enjoys 
their sometimes weekly movie 
night. Allen was more than just a 
great business manager, but one of 
my unforgettable best friends. 



kari's thank you 

First, I have to thank the Ed Board for making deadhnes extremely fun, 
despite the long hours and the four-walls-with-no-windows-to-the-outside- 
world conditions. You guys made it quite the experience-getting locked 
out of the office at 3am, counting the times Clay Aiken was on the radio, 
deadline slippers, stealing tables, killer chairs, freezing computers, the 
quote board, Penon fixing the vending machine and getting seven drinks 
in doing so, getting snowed in. ..I could go on forever. It has been a 
wonderful year and I can't say enough about how much fun 1 had. 

Gin3, you have no idea how much I will miss you next year. After the 
craziness of New Orleans, I knew we'd have an incredible year. Your guidance 
and concern has been amazing and I truly appreciate you as my editor and 
my friend. We've been through so much together, and you have given me 
the confidence needed to lead the staff after you. You'll always be my 
comma-sprinkling, soft rock-listening, caption-writing EIC! 

KflStin, I couldn't have asked to be snowed in for two days with anyone 
better! Hot chocolate, movies and girl talk... the best ever! (Thanks for 
letting me stay in your room Sarah!) You have so, so much to look forward 
to and I better get updates! I'll miss copy editing with you and yelling 
about past tense and grammar. It just won't be the same! 

MOfQSn, you need to sleep more! haha! 1 will miss all the ridictilous pictures 
of us you put on the walls of the office. I've had so much fun with you 
and am going to miss you a lot! You are an incredible photographer and 
I know you will be famous one day! You better keep in touch, and send 
me pictures of butterflies! 

Me and Becky, my twin at heart :) 

My roomie Amanda, time has certainly flown by! Getting through our 
first two years ol college together has been crazy and we've both grown 
up so much. Even though we aren't living together next year, I will always 
be here for you and you know I love you! 

To my SUitOmatSS, thank vou for making me laugh, laughing at me, and 
laughing with me! This year wouldn't have been as much fun if I didn't 
have you in my life. Michelle and Kathleen, thank you lor keeping me 
sane, and for all the nights we de-stressed together... love you girls! 

Alpha Phi, you are the most dedicated, involved and caring women I 
could have ever wished to call my sisters. I know that the time I spent 
on this book kept me from you all on some occasions, but I want to 
thank you lor being so understanding. 

BOClty, staying as close as we have this year has been very important to 
me and I love you so much! Your support through the incredible amount of 
things that happened this year means a lot and I am so thankful to call 
you a best friend. 

POytOn, thanks for putting up with us this year! You were definitely the 
most quotable person for the board... my favorite being, "blasting his 
ball." Thanks to my dad for that golf term. I had fiin hanging out with 
you during deadlines and hearing your one line interjections into our 
girl talk that made us crack up laughing. I hope you had fun in the end! 

To thO Staff, thank you tor all your hard work and dedication this year. 
You are amazing and I better see you all back next year!! 

Mom & Dail, thank you for being proud ot me, and for allowing me to do 
what makes me happy. You really are the best parents ever. I love you! 

You all better keep in touch-you know where I'll be! 

As lor next year.. .bring it!! 

^ ^~9 


My roommate Amanda and I 

Gina and I with i 

h girls in New Orleans Me and Chelsea, my Alpha Phi little sister 


kristin's thank you 

Me and Mark Jason on the Quad 

What can I say? This has been such an amazing year, better 
then I could ever have imagined. All of the hours during deadline and 
never seeing the sunrise or set has definitely been worthwhile to develop 
and produce such an amazing book. I never anticipated that I would 
have the experience to work with such amazingly talented and wonder- 
ful people such as The Bluestone staff. 1 cannot imagine mv life this past 
year, or three for that matter, without The Bluestone. But I owe more 
than iusr the staffa big THANK YOU... 

To ttl6 Ed BOSrd, Even though it was stressful and at times we thought we might kill each other b)' being cooped up in the office, we could always 
count on Clay Aiken to save the day! We ARE the reason this book is such a success. All four of you are astonishing in your own way. 
Gins, I cannot imagine editin' copy for anyone else. Thank vou for bein' more then just the EIC. I will miss the gossipin' sessions. Good luck 
with all of your future endeavors. 

Kari, Would you like some more hot chocolate, Suga Suga? Oh, Blondie, your rapping could keep me laughing for hours upon hours. Thanks 
for all oi \our help with editing the copy, especially with THOSE stories! Good luck with next vears book. You will be an amazing EIC. 
Old Man Peyton, Your random comments always lightened the mood. Oh and thanks tor fixing the vending machine. Your design expertise has 
definiteK ni.ide this book stand out from the others. 

Capf n MOryan, I cannot imagine college without you. Your triendship means so much to me. Here's to starting out college with long nights in 
Hillside and ending with long nights in Anthony- Seeger. You WILL be a success despite your fiizzy carpet and nine months living in a hole, (wink) 
No m.utcr what countr)' you are in, no matter what you are doing, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks for it all... 
TO my Wf ItOrS, past TENSE! Thanks lor all ol your hard work and dedication. Without you there would be no words, literally. 
AnyOla, I am handing my position down to you, so make me proud. Oh, and keep the all-male orgs for yourself to write! (wink, wink) 
To the Stall, Congratulations on another successful year. Your commitment has helped make this book one of the best. Good luck to vou all. 
1068G, \'*> hat can 1 say about you ladies? Each day living in 1068G was just another day in paradise where we always wanted to visit Ross and 
Rachel and dared to eat the set food. QUIZNOS, sitting on the counters, walking on the ceiling, Thursday nights, UREC, Jeopardy, the 6 x 9 T, 
Bo Sox v. Yankees, Cosmo quizzes and calling the cops were always a good time. And of course, how could I torget taxi rides from H-E- double 
hockey sticks. I love you girls and am so blessed to have such wonderful roomies. Thanks tor being my best friends. 

CandaCe, I could not have asked for a better roommate throughout college. Heres to 

countrv music, the Oops dance, switching drawers, Spotswood and racquetball. You are 

trulv wonderful and always keep me entertained. 

Sarah, Thanks for the tea-talks, turning your self inside out and being my twin! Oh and 

thanks tor ottering to be the live-in nanny/dog-walker, but I am sure you will be much 

better otf as a nurse! 

Alexis, Thanks for being a great friend and getting lost on the belrway with me. Good 

lui-k with what ever the future may hold! 

Mom, Thanks tor never giving up, always being there and tor all your love; I appreciate 

ever ounce of it. 1 love you. 

Dad, Thanks for vour never-ending love and support and helping me grow into the 

woman I am toda\-. Your Cupcake is all grown-up. I love )'ou! 

Josh, Ml brO, Thanks for always keeping my in check, (wink) I love you, bud. 

Mark Jason, what would I do with out you? Your love, support and encouragement means 
^^^ more then the world to me. Thanks tor being you and being more then 1 could have ever 

^^ ^^H^ asked for. Here's to our future, our forever. 1 love you, always. 

Wf^^/^ ^^^tor "'," To JMU, Thanks for the best four years of my life. Because of this Universit)' and what I 

J^HbI ^^D| ha\ e learned here, I am prepared to face the world as the confident, ambitious woman I 

w^^^m' ^^^L '^S^ have become. Thanks for the memories. 

33rah, me and Candace in New York 




vly little brother Josh and I 



morgan's thank you 


GinS: Thanks for all the caption writing, I know deep down you loved 
it. Then of course there were the antics of the year with silly doors that 
close without warning (with people in sillier hats to save us) and inter- 
office IMing, but the most important thing to remember - 
Don't Mess With Texas. 

K3fl: You made having QlOl as our only entertainment, entertaining 
. . .and that's saying something! Good luck next year, you'll do awesome. 
POytOII: Your mentality was a much-needed balance this year... thanks 
lor putting up with all our nonsense. 

Kristin: From Hillside to The Bluestone, it has been a crazy ride. 
Together we crammed for geology tests and battled with deadlines, but 
the point is we created an amazing product. That's right, a pipe-cleaner 
Star of David. Good luck in New York and all the 
happiness with Mark. 

It would be impossible for me to describe my past 
four years; they seem like an entire lifetime within 
themselves. I had extreme lows, extraordinary highs, 
traveled around the world and done things I still 
don't believe myself But it alwa\'s comes back to the 
people that I met, that helped me along and I could 
never thank them enough. 

My 265 [immediate and extended) family: Thanks 

tor everything, you guys are the only reason I'm still 

alive. Some memories are clearer then others, but 

from 40 Time and TT's to Late Night Kings and the 

hookah, it was good times all around. 

BryCe: Thanks for the Christmas present, I'll tell you when you least 

expect it. 

John: My pong partner for life... we will always be ultimate champions 

Kerry: Thanks for helping take care of the boys. ...HALO!! 

To the rest of the JMU usual suspects, my Northern Virginians, Aussie 
mates, Italian amici and everyone inbetween: Each one of you have 
added to my life and made me who I am today. I know I may constantly 
wonder off but I'm always just a postcard away and I love you all. 

"We must move forward, not backward. Upward, not forward. And 
twirling, always twirling towards freedom! " 

c /^.y....r/. ^..^/ 

The family portrait: Papa Bear with the children, John Boy and Mo. 

"How many camels?" Amy and I 
explore Egypt and bring in 2004. 

Me, All, Little Jamie, Katie, and Tall 
Jamie on an April Fall Break in New 
Zealand, April 20, 2022 at the six-foot 
Emu in Queenstown see you then! 

Peeking around the corner, Erin attempts to rum my shot of the Cliffs of Moher 
in Ireland. ..oh what a lovely day for a Guiness. 


peyton's thank you 

Hanging out in LA, California while visiting 
some old roommates. 

These last two years have seemed to just fly by and everything about 
them has been great. I want to thank the staff from last year and especially 
this year. Everything has turned out amazing and I can definitely see the 
book continues to get even better as the years pass. I must admit, being 
the only guy this year made me skeptical but as it turns out it couldn't 
have gone any better. We made it through the random comments, and 
late night deadlines. It wasn't easy writing quotes such as "blasting his 
ball from the sand" and keeping a straight face when editing Gina's captions, 
knowing I couldn't have done any better. 

First, I want to thank the 2003-2004 editorial board. Gina, you have 
been a great leader and editor for this year's book. We couldn't have asked 
for anyone better to help us get through the deadlines and still come out 
with a smile. Sometimes I don't know how in the hell you stay so happy 
with all the stress of yearbook work. Morgan, your photographs have 
been unbelievable and I couldn't have gotten the designs to look half as 
good without your help. Page layout relies heavily on the images you have 
to work with and your images were excellent. I wish you the best of luck 
in the photography world. Kristin, without you our book would appear 
as if it were put together by a bunch of illiterates. I know I couldn't have 
done the job, and thank god you were there to help Gina's spelling and 
grammar, or lack there of. Kari your help with everything is greatly 
appreciated and you also always seemed to keep us in good spirits even 
through the tedious schedules. 

Next, I want to say thanks to the guys of 557 South Mason Street. It's 
been a blast these last two years. It was sad to see Kenny and Sara go off 
into the real world and leave us 5'*' year students behind. However, we 
couldn't have found better replacements then Trash and Doodle (a.k.a. 

Aaron and Micah). You two guys bring a lot of laughs and entertainment 
to some stressful times as well as good times. And Juice, it was a great 
two years and I'm sad to see it end. We not only shared a house as 
roommates but also an office, so to speak, in Anthony-Seeger. You guys 
have been the best and made the college years what they are today. I won't 
forget the many ski trips, late night cranium games, cookouts, "Stefan 
Zodiac and the Ski Lodgers ", the best Christmas parties at JMU, the 
excellent neighbors, horseshoes. Soul Ace Motel, random road trips and 
everything else that made that house so great. I also want to thank Alissa 
tor always being there and showing your support. I couldn't have done it 
without you and I hope for many more happy years to come. 

On a final note I want to wish next years staff and editorial board lots 
of luck. I hope to see the book improve even more as it has in years past. 
Our reputation can only be credited with the people that make it happen. 

Juice and I celebrating St. Patrick's 
day down in New Orleans 

Alissa and I at the 2004 MCV formal 

Celebrating homecoming in Hillside parking 
lot with Kenny and some good friends. 




Acceptance Speech 

On behalf of the features section, we would just like to take this opportunity 
to thank all the little people who made all this possible. We want to start by 
thanking our mothers, Theresa, Valerie, and Mary, for giving birth to us. 
We would also like to thank the admissions staff here at James Madison 
University for being so lenient with admission requirements and letting 
LIS in. Thanks to Harrisonburg Transit for providing transportation to 
and from meetings for those of us without cars, and thanks to JMU 
Parking Services for the tickets those of us with cars received while at 
those meetings. Thanks to Wal-Mart for developing our hundreds of 
rolls of film. Thanks to Macintosh for creating such unreliable computers 
in the 1980s. Thanks to the student body here at JMU for letting us 
stalk you at various events to get our stories and photos. Oh yes, and 
we cannot forget to thank Gina, Kari, Kristin, Morgan, and Peyton; 
without you there simply would not be a book. 




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6 reasons to confuse the Classes section with "Sex in the City' 

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1. Charlotte: strange, "ookie-pookie-wookie"; obsession with her show dog 
All loves her polka dot "shmookie-wookie" dog. 

2. Carrie: moved to Paris with her boyfriend 
Angela graduated. No one knows why. 

3. Miranda: ate a whole huge cookie that said, "I Love You" 
Carrie ate a bag of chocolate and said, "1 Love You." 

4. Samantha: didn't get names of her "male friends" 

Kate and Emily didn't get names of students they photographed once. 

5. C^harlotte: was known for niceness and purity of heart; 
C;larc: Nice enough to take the assignments no one else would 
6. The "Sl(," had 'their table"; at a cafe; 

The "Classes" had the office table and a hot pot. 

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Sports cast 

Entering the yearbook office are new recruits for the sports team, writers 
Ashley McClelland and Gary Bell, photographer Sara Woodward, and 
designer Isabel Ramos with veteran producer Maureen Doherty. The team 
started the year with an entirely new game plan. They switched up the 
roster and started from scratch, with new stories, fresh designs and action- 
packed photos. After scoring their first victory at the yearbook staff 
scavenger hunt, the playing field was wide open for the tough spons team 
to beat out the other sections. With the loss of two players they worked 
hard to make up for the extra work. The spirit of Maureen helped the 
team to fulfill their final win at the end of the yearbook season. They 
continued their winning streak, scoring big by catching the difficult stories 
on football, cross-country and gymnastics spreads. Even through the lows 
of the season and the tough deadlines, the team piJled together and won big 
at every deadline. Despite an extraordinary season, only one player plans on 
returning next year, but the team will remember all the good times and fiin 
meetings throughout the season. A thank you goes out to all the University 
sports teams that we covered this year. 


Seven Org Queens 


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Once upon a time there were seven Orgs queens. 

Together they made a really great team. 

Two little queens wrote all the lines, ''^ 

Doing grammar checks and word counts over 800 times. 

One little queen took all the pics, 

Of horse riders, breakdancers, and chicks with sticks. 

One little queen managed the team. 

Calling and emailing even in her dreams. 

One little queen designed it all. 

Despite computer angst, she had a ball. 

One little queen graduated ahead of her time. 

And one little queen didn't want to be in our rhyme. 

Now our fairy tale draws to an end. 

See you next year, sign up for pics again! 

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Akbar, Alysha 138 Ames, Stephen 151, 278 

Akpeme, Doris 138 Amico, Lori 222 

Albert, Mary. 150, 267 Anch, Sarina 151, 284 

Alderman, Alison 312 Anderson, Betsy. 334 

Aldridge, Annette 222 Anderson, Chris 57 

Aleman, Jacqui 126 Anderson, Laura 138, 261, 293 

Abene, Jackie 320 Alexander, Catherine 324 Anderson, Nelly. 221, 231 

Abner, Jenne 320 Alexander, Jacquelyn 31 1 Anderson, Sarah 271 

Abrami, Lauren 323 Alger, John 150 Andreozzi, Steph 243 

Abrams, Beth 318 Aliprantis, Kerri 283 Angel, Virginia 295 

Accettola, Amy 150 All-Girl Cheerleading Club 248 Angell, Marcia 120, 121 

Acker, Lisa 109 Allen, Bridget 271 Angely, Lisa 302 

Ackerman, Stephanie 138 Allen, David 202, 288 Angster, Kristen 188 

Acosta, Marie 145 Allen, GeofF. 110, 264 Animal Rights Coalition 250 

Adams, Cameron 126 Allen, Greg 168, 278 Antalis, Alexis 302 


Amila Pradeep Abeysekara 
Seeduwa, Sri-Lanka 

John & Cheryl Benton 
Midlothian, VA 

Pamela & David Bordsen 
South Hill, VA 

Mr. & Mrs. C. Marcus Cooper, Jr. 
Newport News, VA 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Crabtree 
Monroe, CT 

Juan & Lynda Crayton 
Springfield, VA 

Adams, Keith 245 

Adams, Nick 225 

Adams, Reid 225 

Adams, Tyler. 180, 298 

Adams, Virginia 295 

Adkins, Taylor. 188 

Adler, Lindsey 188 

Adrean, Lindsay. 319 

Ada, Jennifer 126, 264 

Agapis, John 165 

Agee, Tricia 283 

Agostisi, Karen 126 

Ahern, Elisa 264 

Ahern, Shannon 150 

Aherne, Sarah 150 

Ahmad, Merrium 188 

Aikman, Emily. 188 

Aikman, Lisa 308, 309 

Ainge, Diane 336 

Allen, Jacqueline 150 

Allen, Ryan 168 

Allen, Shannon 283 

Almond, Donavan 251 

Alp, Marissa 126 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 248 

Alpha Phi 252 

Alpha Phi Alpha 249 

Alpha Phi Omega 254 

Alpha Sigma Alpha 257 

Altieri, Erin 180 

Altieri, Susan 126, 281 

Altobello, Kristen 1 51 

Alves, Emily 296 

Amayo, Duke 31 

Ambrose, Shaina 334 

Amendola, April 138 

Amendola, Cassandra 248 

Amenta, Roddy. 57 

Antanitus, Emily. 168, 259 

Anthony, Samuel 255 

Antinarella, Casey. 222 

Antinarella, Justin 288 

Anzuini, Carolyn 275 

Appiah, Sally 275 

Araguas, Vanessa 138 

Archuletta, Jordan 298 

Arek, Krissy. 207 

Arentzen, Jamie 47 

Argenziano, |esse 271 

Argy, Kim 231 

Armen trout, Tata 168 

Armitage, Emily 139, 264 

Armstrong, Robert 105 

Arndt, Heather 127, 331 

Arnette, David 327 

Arnold, Rebecca 139 

Arnould, Holly 127, 281, 314 


Arora, Meena 285 

Art Scene 188 

Ash. JenniFer. 180, 253, 327 

Ashby, Molly. 289, 307 

Asher, Jenniter 281 

Ashley, Stephanie 180 

Ashman, Dustin 225 

Asian Student Union 258 

Asma, Gregor\'. 1 51, 331 

Aspen, Kelly. 295 

Assar, Dan'ush 324 

Athens, Arthur 225 

Atienza, Angelica 328 

Atkins, Sarah 168 

Atkins, Whitney. 264 

Bacigalupo, Michelle 320 

Bacik, Kimberly. 127 

Badalucco, Jaclyn 180, 253 

Badger, Amanda 323 

Baedke, Steve 75 

Baggett, Kevin 236 

Baguchinsky', Kim 243 

Bahnuk, Mark 139, 220 

Bailey, Blair 127 

Bain, Sarah 255 

Baines, Miranda 168, 272 

Baines, Rebecca 127, 253, 323 

Baker, Amy 257 

Baker, Ben 332 

Baker, Benjamin 139, 332 

Barber, Sarah 139 

Barber)', Zack 130 

Barbosa, Ray. 236 

Barden, Meg 281 

Bardo, Amanda 165 

Barker, Matthew. 319 

Barlow, George 225 

Barnes, Justin 225 

Barnes, Kristy. 191 

Barnes, Sarah 323 

Barnett, Lindsay. 151 

Barrett, Sarah 320 

Barrille, Jonathan 108 

Barringer, Lauren 127, 253 

Barron, Elizabeth 168 

Dan & Kristin Deputy 
Alexandria, VA 

Stuart Elkin 
Spotsylvania, VA 

Kent & Janeen Karlsson 
Pound Ridge, NY 

The Kraska Family 
Kings Park, NY 

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Phillips 
Richmond, VA 

Jody & Rick Porterfield 
Arlington, VA 


CO S3 

AtAvell, Stephen 268, 269. 280, 319 

Aufderhaar, Katie 307 

Augone, Danielle 320 

Austin, Ashley. 253 

Austin, Kristina 264 

■Averill, Nancy. 335 

Avison, Jessica 127, 264 

Awtrey, Michelle 320 

Axelson, Sarah 286 

Ayres, Melissa 250, 324 

Azeez, Abdul 255 

Babb, Chris 168, 335 

Bach, Bryan 225, 308 

Baker, Carrie 165 

Baker, JenniFer. 296, 324 

Baker, Kelly. 221, 231 

Baker, Kelsey 257 

Baker, Molly 127, 264 

Baker, Nathaniel 291 

Baldwin, Tara 294 

Balis, Dorian 127 

Ball, C.J 258 

Ballard, Andrew. 276 

Ballard, Kelly. 151 

Ballinger, Amelia 320 

Ballou, Greg 112 

BaJlough, William 306 

Balun, Jodi 168 

Banks, Alvin 224, 225 

Barany, Matt 243 

Barb, Nicole 127 

Barbano, Nicole 25 1 

Barrow, Ashley 281 

Barry, Mary- Kate 320 

Barrel, Eric 151 

Burth, Jessie 188, 328 

Bartolo II, Ron 331 

Bassett, Chris 312 

Bassett, Forrest 243 

Bateman, Alexis 151 

Bateman, Blair 257 

Bateman, Lindsay. 253 

Battistelh, Krystle 188, 307 

Battles, Kristen 168 

Battuello, Tina 151 

Bau, JenniFer 168 

Baughan. Sarah 139, 297 

Baulie, Shemiqua 335 

Baumann, Isabelle 248 

Baumgartner, Anna 281, 307 

Bavolack, Jessi 319 



Baxter, Blair 320 

Baxter, Jennifer 318 

Bayarski, Laura 277 

Bazinet, Taryn 277 

Beale, Marissa 323 

Beall, Mar. 151 

Beard, Jess 108 

Beaiidin, Chris 236 

Beck, Heidi 222, 22?, 

Beckman, Katherine 266 

Beddoo, Amy. 180, 283 

Bednarz, Jennifer 151 

Beer)', Michelle 311 

Begley, Jessica 271, 323 

Beichert, Christine 151 

Bergfeld, Kelly. 295 

Bergman, Jeremy. 313, 329 

Berkhimer, Ashley. 1 39 

Berlin, Elysa 273 

Berman, Amanda 139, 255 

Berman, Brett 79 

Bernier, Elise 127 

Beruete, Brian 251 

Berwick, Meredith 139, 261, 283 

Best Buddies 254 

Best, Sarah 320 

Betanzo, Luis 168 

Bezares, Elisabeth 139 

Bhavnagri, Fawzia 191 

Bickford, Ashley 264 

Blanco, Kristen 326 

Bland, Jaquan 139 

Blankenship, Lindsay. 139, 261 

Blatecky, Andy 335 

Blevins, Erin 151, 271, 289 

Blinstrub, Erika 320 

The Bluestone 264 

Bobbin, Michael 151 

Boes, Michelle 286 

Bogarzyk, Keren 320 

Bohren, Bn'nn 248 

Bolduc, Beckie 264 

Bolfing, Dana 298 

Bolger, Sarah 243 

Bollig, Rhonna 168 



Mr. & Mrs. George D. Roach 
Scottsville, VA 

Janet & Brad Sauer 
Richmond, VA 

RADM & Mrs. Steven D. Smith 
Alexandria, VA 

Robert B. Tyson 
Richmond, VA 

Beiderman, Katie 264 

Beil, Nicole 151 

Bell, Cary 168 

Bellino, Kelly 162 

Bellis, Melissa 253 

Belt, Carrie 127, 169 

Beltz, Amanda 295 

Belvin, Sara 326 

Bender, Julie 139 

Benford, Erin 165 

Bennefeld, Claire 271 

Bennetch, Erica 168, 273 

Bennett, Brynn 1 27 

Bennett, Erin 148 

Benson, Arthur 19 

Bentley, Deirks 142 

Bercaw, Nancy. 243 

Berger, Brooke 320 

Berger, Elissa 273 

Bigler, Philip 24, 92 

Bigos, Lacey. 165 

Bilbrough, David 332 

Billari, Sara 168 

Billings, Monica 267 

Billman, Katherine 151, 295 

Binns, Pervis 40, 225 

Birk, Michelle 281 

Bishop, Cheryl 148, 281 

Bishop, Kiley 226 

Bishop, Margaret 320 

Bishop, Stephanie 303 

Bivins, Amanda 151, 257 

Black and Latino Greek Caucus 262 

Black, Sara 1.39, 270, 271 

Black, Stefon 127 

Blackman, John 273 

Blaikman, Blisa 308 

Blame, Mike 236 

Bolte, Jessica 253 

Bolton, Antoinne 225 

Bolton, David 221 

Bolton, Drew 319 

Bomar, Jennifer 255 

Bond, Morgan 180 

Boom, Kelley. 151 

Booth, Emily 188 

Bordsen, Dan 44 

Borg, Kevin 288 

Borges, Max 151, 331 

Borst, Lindsay. 311 

Bortone, Marisa 296 

Bosley, Trent 225 

Bosnick, Kate 318 

Boter, Helen 250 

Boucher, Christina 308 

Bouley, Allison 169, 300 

Bourke, Leslie 127 


Bove, Megan 188, 296, 324 

Bovio, Brett 308 

Bo\va-\'anDamia, Adam 266 

Bowen, Jennifer 320 

Bower, Kevin 139 

Bowker, Megan 202, 203 

Boxlev, D.D 225 

Breakdancing Club 266 

Breault, Mar>'. 180, 272 

Bredland, Patrick 127, 266, 302, 303 

Bredthauer, Alison 286 

Breeden, Amanda 254 

Breeding, Amv. 281 

Breen, Annmarie 295 

Boyan, Kelley. 320 Breen, Madeline 139 

Boyd, Andrew. 297 The Breeze 268 

Boyd, Caroline 313, 329 Breithaupt, Kat)'. 334 

Boyd, Ginny. 248 

Boyd, Steve 251 

Boyer, Laura 188, 311 

Bovle, lulia 139 

5racconier, loseph 12" 

Bremner, Amanda 180 

Brennan, Amy. 320 

Brennan, Kevin 261, 276, 297 

Bridges, Brandon 151 

Briggs,Jeff. 319 

Broucher, Bristina 308 

Broussard, Lauren 323 

Brown, ^\ndrew. 139 

Brown, Cery. 281 

Brown, Cherie 151, 264 

Brown, Craig 127 

Brown, Emily. 151 

Brown, Hunter 288 

Brown, Jabarie 312 

Brown, Jason 188, 268 

Brown, Jennifer 180, 283 

Brown, Johnelle 335 

Brown, Karen 151 

Brown, Keisha 188 

Brown, Kellie 257 

Larry & Barbara Adolfie 
Fairfax Station, VA 

V. Kuzara & R. Baranoflf 
Higganum, CT 

Robert &C Paula Barlowe 
Glen Allen, VA 

Deborah Dillon Barnard 
Manassas, VA 

Gregory & Dr. Laura Benedetto 
South Glastonbury, CT 

Mark & Benna Benford 
Walkersville, MD 


CO a. 

Bradford, Kyle 328 

Bradford, Scott 288 

Bradlew Channa 151 

Bradley Katlin 248 

Bradley Nadine 222 

Bradley Rondell 225 

Bradshaw, Isai 225 

Bradshaw, Tristan 218 

Brady, Kate 222 

Branch, Beth 188 

Branigan, Sean 319 

Brannan, Lindsay. 151 

Branscome, Heather ISO 

Bransford, j\rdon 225 

Branson, Kevin 255 

Braswell, Anderson 225 

Bray Patrick 139, 261 

Brazaitis, Virginia 169, 283 

Breach, Brandon 225 

Brimlew Rvan 236 

Brmdlew Christopher. 127 

Briscoe, Monika 328 

Britton, Chantelle 295 

Britton, Jon 228 

Broas, Kim 50 

Brock, Amanda 127, 283 

Brock, Stacey 151, 283 

Brockwell, Jenny. 169 

Brogan, Charir,'. 180, 328 

Brogdon, Barrett 277 

Broglie, Steven 151, 245 

Brohst, Laura 295 

Brookes, Diana 151, 306 

Brooks, Janine 127 

Brooks, Laurie 278, 300 

Brooks, Tiffany 277 

Brophy, Carolyn 151 

Brothers of a New Direction 255 

Brown, Leslev. 127 

Brown, Lindsay. 169 

Brown, Marvin 225 

Brown, Mary. 151 

Brown, Michael 151 

Brown, Rebecca 151 

Brown, Rvan 225 

Brown, Steven 295 

Brown, Tvson 255 

Brown, Will 95, 96, 292, 293 

Brownlee, Matt 76, 77, 151, 335 

Brovles, Dwayne 236 

Bruce, Erin 285 

Bruder, Katie 255, 331 

Bruno, .Andrew 151 

Bruno, Danielle 257 

Bruno, Dominick 139 

Bruun, Michael 274 

Br)-an, Jacqueline 165, 221, 231 



Bryan, Martene 127 

Bryan, Patricia 127 

Bryant, Adam 139 

Bryant, Casey. 324 

Bryant, Jessica 1 51 

Bryant, Shawn 225 

Buccarelli, Jacqueline 314 

Buchanan, David 225 

Buchholz, Lucas 299 

Buchholz, Rachel 127, 303 

Buck, Lindsey 139 

Buckland, Bryan 220, 221 

Buckley Leigh 148 

Budi, Sarah 281 

Budniewski, Michelle 281 

Burns, George 225 Canepa, Andrew. 127 

Burt, Jamie 151 Caniar, Sibel 253 

Burton, Brad 243 Cannon, Krysta 232, 233 

Busacca, Justin 250, 266 Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry. 

Busey Kyle 305 259 

Bush, Erinn 253 Canterbury, Kate 296 

Bushway Rachel 330 Canturk, Kaan 288 

Butcher, Erin 295 Cao, Ly 328 

Butler, Amy 50, 127, 253 Caouette, Amy 273 

Butzer, Avery. 261 Capalbo, Sara 139 

Buyalos, Nicole 127, 250, 324 Capasso, Megan 151 

Byrne, Heather 151 Cappa, Christine 331 

Byrne, Stephanie 188, 266 Cappelli, Ann 255 

Carbone, Danielle 188, 319 

Carey, Colleen 253 






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Ron & Christine Benvenuto 
Ancaster, ON Canada 

Dr. & Mrs. Eric Berger 
Greenwich, RI 

Rita & Rory Bourke 

Nashville, TN 

Mary Ellen Branin 
Port Monmouth, NJ 

Michael & Diane Britton 
Alpharetta, GA 

Jean M. Bryan 
Stafford, VA 

Buell, Jessica 180 

Buell, Sarah 180 

Bukowski II, Glenn 139, 261, 297 

Bulala, Ashley 310 

BuUard, Ashley 271 

Bullock, Erin 151 

Bumgarner, Marie! 127 

Bunker, Cara 320 

Buranych, Lindsey. 283 

Burchard, Clare 169, 264, 350 

Burges, Lindsay 320 

Burgess, April 286 

Burgess, Jess 276, 277 

Burke, Colleen 310, 318 

Burkert, Amy 127, 302 

Burkhoider, Keri 127 

Burnett, Jennifer 109, 303 

Burns, Bobby 225 

Burns, Erin 99 

Cabbell, Michelle 335 

Cadle, Josiah 221 

Caffrey, Liz 226 

Cahill, Casey. 222 

Calabrese, Julie 248 

Calayiore, John 274 

Calica, Guillermo 169 

Caliban, Sean 15! 

Callahan, Meghan 148 

("ambright, Laura 320 

Camisa, Erin 169 

Campbell, Heather 283 

Campbell, Travis 139 

Campus Assault Response 270 

Canatscy, Katherine 169 

Carey, Matthew. 151 

Carhart, Evan 243 

Carleton, Laura 151 

Carlson, Christopher 169, 259 

Carlson, Jinju 318 

Carney, Megan 139, 260 

Carothers, Tommy. 44 

Carpenter, Carolyn 139 

Carpenter, Cecilia 275 

Carpenter, Laura 267, 323 

Carper, Brittany 236 

Carper, Crystal 222 

Carpi uk, Rebecca 148 

Carr, Allen 220, 221 

Carr, Dustin 274 

Carr, Joe 169, 272 

Carr, Lindsay. 271 

Carria, Rachel 250 

Carrigan, Kevin 139, 250 


Carroll, Brooke 285 

Carson, Lindsay. 275 

Cart, Sara 277 

Carter, Brianne 253, 257 

Carter, Chris 263 

Carter, Elizabeth 188, 328 

Carter, Jacqi 236 

Carter, Michae 152, 278 

Carter, Rebecca 139 

Carter, Stacey. 295, 328, 335 

Cartis, Jennifer 189 

Casendino, Dana 77, 264 

Casey, Brianne 286 

Casey, Jennifer 169, 253 

Casper, Elizabeth 303 

Cerminaro, Kari 152 

Chaale, Sophia 324 

Chaffin, Kathryn 152 

Chalfant, Jason 245 

Challinor, Katie 169 

Chamberlain, Helen 283 

Chambers, Ben 293 

Chambers, Leanne 82, 255, 350 

Chang, Ju-Han 169 

Chang, Lauren 127 

Chang, Olivia 258 

Chanthapanya, Lalivanh 258 

Chapman, Jennifer 221, 231 

Charest, Ryan 267 

Chattier, John 243 

Christin, Jessica 264 

Christmas, Richard 275 

Chung, Nicole 152 

Chupka, Michael 226 

Church, Lindsay. 189, 328 

Cichocki, Sara 323 

Cicia, Jennifer 254, 255 

Cilmi, Laura 324 

Cipicchio, Renee 255 

Circle K International 259 

Clark, Brian 139, 180 

Clark, Christina 277 

Clark, Katie 334 

Clark, Kelly. 202 

Clark, Laura 295, 303 

Barry & Gerry Burkholder 
Lynchburg, VA 

Scott & Sherri Campbell 
Stafford, VA 

Warren & Denise Carey 
Roanoke, VA 

Richard & Fern Castellano 
Selden, NY 

Larry & Mary Cebulski 
Manotick, ON Canada 

Quen, Tom & Katherine Chaffin 
Lynchburg, VA 


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Casper, Kimmy. 255 

Cassagne, Leslie 307 

Cassidy, Beth 139 

Cassidy, Erin 127, 264 

Castellano, Lauren 152 

Casterline, Kathryn 253 

Castner, Megan 266 

Cater, Shinez 51 

Cathlin, Chris 236 

Catoggio, Julie 139 

Catron, Theresa 169 

Cattell, Aaron 265 

Caulfield, Chelsea 169 

Cavell, Ashley. 319 

Caviness, Mark 139 

Cech, Megan 294 

Cecil, Meredith 127 

Cella, Kristen 328 

Cendiff, Stephanie 281 

Chase, Matthew. 127 

Chasteen, Jennifer. 255 

Chasteen, Susan 255 

Chautard, Lisa 103, 127 

Cheerleading 218 

Chek, Sarah 275 

Chen, Vicky. 148 

Cherkezian, Stephanie 294 

Cheverton, Lindsey. 169, 307 

Chhim, Kristen 152 

Chiet, Hali 189 

Chin, Caroline 281 

Chin, Christine 127, 284 

Chin, Gregory. 152 

Choi, Marc 268 

Choi, Seo-Hee 152 

Choi, Seung Dal 127 

Christ, Edward 261 

Christian Student Union 272 

Clark, Lisa 126 

Clark, Raymond 127 

Clark, Stacey. 127 

Clark, Susan 85 

Clarke, Chris 237 

Clarke, Linsey. 332 

Clarkson, Nathaniel 264 

Cla)ton, Jennifer. 170, 298 

Claytor, Jamie 262 

Claytor, Stacey. 

127, 275, 277, 284, 285 

Cleaves, Eboni 180 

Clements, Desiree 320 

Clifford, Susannah 152 

Cline, Brandon 152 

Clomera, Leovino 152 

Close, Erin 152 

Cobbs, Frank 225 

Coburn, Karissa 127 



Cochenour, Lauren 272 

Cochran, Chelsea 243 

Cochrane, Graham Ill, 304, 305 

Cocina, Frank 165 

Codd, Maureen 259 

Cody, Greg 255 

CofFey, Diane 257, 277 

CofFey, Matthew. 139, 245 

Coffman, Lindsay. 222 

Cofrancesco, Carla 294 

Cohen, Amelia 170 

Cohen, Rachel 218 

Cohen, Scott 259 

Cohen, Valerie 222 

Cohill, Rvan 286 

Compton, Kathy. 152 

Comstock, Allie 243 

Conaway, Christopher. 276, 324 

Conboy, Emily. 253 

Condon, Mae 259 

Conley, Denise 181 

Connaghan, Sean 225 

Connelly, Rob 170 

ConnifF, Megan 128 

Conning, Kerri 281 

Connor, Lauren 248, 320 

Connors, Bradley. 139 

Contemporary Gospel Singers 274 

Contreras, Rachele 152 

Contri, Darci 319 

Cordes, Amy. 222 

Cordingley, Mike 291 

Corley, Sarah Beth 281, 289 

Corrin, Kathleen 189 

Corso, Terry. 44 

Cosse, Emily. 334 

Costa, Adam 128 

Costanzo, Gar\'. 139 

Costanzo, lennifer. 170 

Costello, Jennifer. 152 

Coteman, Katie 310 

Cothern, Andrew. 44, 319 

Cottom, Jay. 255 

Couch, Laura Lee 149 

CouUey, Casey. 34 



Mr. & Mrs. D. Scott Chapman 
Virginia Beach, VA 

Thomas & Lois Clark 
Selinsgrove, PA 

Richard & Shauna Colella 
Reston, VA 

The Costello Family 
Midlothian, VA 

Alana V. Courtney 
Urbanna, VA 

Carl & Anne Cox 
Ashburn, VA 

Cohu, Megan 259 

Colabella, Dave 245 

Cole, Meredith 128 

Coleman, Julie 181 

Coleman, Katie 76, 160, 161, 310 

Collier, Daniel 273, 292 

Collins, Jesseca 254 

Collins, Kit 34 

Collins, Michael 152, 288 

Collins, Shandon 266 

Collins, Tara 298 

Colli nson, Kathrj-n 281 

Collor, Daroll 293 

Colsh, Jeffrey 128 

Colton, Graham 46 

Colvin, Kate 128 

Comer, Rachel 283 

Comer, Willard 68, 69 

Comnite, Will 323 

Converse, Cari 139 

Converse, Jennifer 128, 318 

Convington, Jeff. 175 

Cook, Ashley 243, 299 

Cook, Emily. 145 

Cook, Scott 225 

Cooke, Jayson 225 

Cooks, Chandra 128, 263, 284, 285 

Cooper, David 236 

Cooper, Erin 271, 275 

Cooper, Nathalie 260 

Cooper, Rebecca 189 

Copeland, Erin 326 

Copley, Clifton 139 

Coplon, Andrew. 328 

Copperman, Ross 176, 177, 323 

Corbett, KerriAnne 152, 261 

Corcoran, Caitlin 152 

Cordell, Amanda 152 

Countr\man, Amy. 253 

Cowan, Sarah 295 

Cox, AJaina 296 

Cox, Jennifer 139, 302 

Cox, Monique 31 1 

Cozzens, Jason 1 52 

Cramer, Brynn 320 

Crandol, Rebecca 255 

Crane, Sharon 257 

Cranwell, Lindsay. 320 

Crapser, Lauren 300 

Crawford, Allison 264 

Crawford, Benjamin 139 

Crawford, Christopher. 278 

Crawford, Shalyn 286 

Crawley, Alison 146 

Creehan, Casey. 225 

Cretz, Gabby. 323 

Crippen, David 335 


("rockect, Carly. 170, 275 

I romarn', Stefanie 243 

(.Tonin, Jonathan 319 

(.Toot, Andrew. 128 

CTosby, Rachel 298 

C>oss, Alhssa 252 

C'ross, Chiquita 284 

Cross, Tiffany. 221, 231 

Grossman, Sarah 152 

Crouch, Alan 312 

Crouch, Lindsay. 128, 264, 324 

CTouse, Michelle 181 

Crowder, Jamaal 225 

C Tunk, Courrnev. 287 

Cabbage, Leandra 165 

D'Agostino, Frank 228 

Dahlem, Leigh 261 

Damiano, Kristin 270, 271 

Damon, Suzanne 128 

Davis, Michael 327 

Davis, Rachelle 165 

Davis, Suzanne 319 

Davis, Tanya 271 

Davis, Tommy. 225 

Davison, Joe 319 

Dawley, Katie 298 

Dawson, Nathaniel 266 

Dan, Gui Cheng 303 Day, Mallon,'. 327 

Dance Theatre 276 Day, Megan 320 

Danchak, Janel 243 Day, Peter 181 

Daniel, John 128 Day, Pluto 313, 329 

Daniels, Katie 334 Dayton, Beck}'. 307 

Danko, Danielle 253 Deaderick, Elizabeth 264, 294 

Dannv Sheridan 229 Deal, Kaidan 336 

Walter & Barbara Davison 
Chelmsford, MA 

W. Alan & Janer L. Day 
Reston, VA 

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Durso 
Middletown, NJ 

Kathleen Ellis 
Palmyra, VA 

John & Katie Ericson 
Chesapeake, VA 

Don & Kathy Pick 
Gambrills, MD 


CO a. 

Cubbage, Matthew. 1 8 1 

Culin, Lauren 152 

CiJlen, Steven 170 

Cummings, Scott 149 

Cundift, Erin 152 

Cunningham, Sarah 152, 295 

Curley, Erin 271, 334 

Curran, Dan 319 

Curran, Meghan 281 

Curran, Ryan 251 

Curtin, Erin 257 

Curtin, Patrick 181 

Curtis, Helen 181 

Curtis, John 312 

Cvitan, Chris 245 

Czapp, Annie 82, 255 

Czuwak, Andreva 320 

Darrell. Lauren 328 

Darrow, Thomas 128 

Dascher, Jennifer 170, 264 

DaSilva, Jacqueline 181, 283 

Davelaar, Sarah 128 

Davenport, Rad 139 

Davidson, Erin 152, 225, 311 

Davies, Hilary 312 

Davies, Meg 226 

Davis, Bradley 255 

Davis, Christine 152, 336 

Davis, Corey. 225 

Davis, Drew. 257 

Davis, Eddie 225 

Davis, Erika 253 

Davis, Heather 323 

Davis, Joshua 152 

Davis, Kelly. 152 

Davis, Kvle 299 

Dean, Amanda 149, 320, 321 

Dean, Arthur. 31 1 

Dean, Ashli 283 

Dean. Laura 268, 269, 280 

De.\ngelo, Laura 286 

Dear\', Tom 46 

DeBeauvernet, Maria 128, 297 

DeBois, Monica 277 

DeCecco, Hollie 222 

Decker, Gai 145 

Decker, Henr)'. 327 

Deeds, Rebekah 272 

Deer\', Christina 323 

Deer)', Man,' Elizabeth 149 

Degen, Anna 248 

DeGroot, Heather 320 

DeGuzman, Gina 170, 255 

Delaney, Mary. 293 

Delawder, Sandie 74 



Dellamore, Carla 320 

Dellinger, Andrew 189 

DelMonte, Taylor. 189 

DeLorme, Brittany. 181, 253, 286 

Delta Epsilon Chi 267 

Delta Gamma 282 

Delta Sigma Theta 284 

DeLuca, Katherine 139 

Dennard, Melton 223 

Denney, Amanda 248 

Denton, Benjamin 149, 278, 327 

Depew, Mark 243 

Deput)-, Kari 181, 253, 264. 350 

Dermody, Neil 189 

DeSanto, Meghan 189 

DiCostanza, Sheila 289 

Diefenderfer, Alyssa 189 

DiEgidio, Linda 128 

Dietetic Association 267 

Diffley Melissa 152, 270 

Dillard, Sherman 236 

Dills, Sloane 189 

Dion, Kathleen 264 

Dirkie, Michael 261 

DiSario, Dana 335 

DiToro, Maria 128 

Dobson, lamie 295 

Dodson. Mar\'. 189 

Dodson, Matthew. 170 

Doering, Melissa 254 

Downev, Meri 243 

Downing, Allison 152, 283 

Downsbrough, Lea 243 

Drakulich, Natalie 286 

Draskovic, Jon 152 

Dreist, Sarah 259, 303 

Driggs, Jessica 295 

Drinkard, Janie 170 

Drogus, lenniler 328 

Drosdick, Elizabeth 43, 128 

Drucker, Erica 271 

Drury, Kenneth 152 

Duane, Courtne\'. 281 

Dubin, Rachel 165, 253 

Dubovksv, Michael 335 


Mr. & Mrs. Ernest R. Forcino 
Malvern, PA 

Emily Rebecca Franko 
Vienna, VA 

Cathleen & Jim Gardner 
Chatham, NJ 

Mr. & Mrs. Martin F. Giudice 
Forest, VA 

Ronnie & Susan Goodwin 
Colonial Heights, VA 

Maria Del Carmen Guerra 
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 

Desborough, Jennifer. 170, 295, 306 

DeSilvis, Danielle 307 

Desmond, Leanne 253. 255 

Delreville, Lauren 1 52 

Deveney, Joe 327 

DeVerna, Megan 140 

Devinney, Annie 221. 231 

DeVivi, Ian 202 

DeWeese, Crystal 328 

DeYoung, Laura 222 

DiCanzio, Kristin 1 52 

DiCarlo, Sarah 221, 231 

DiCarlo, Thomas 152 

DiCesare, Claire 326 

Dicke, Nancy. 251 

Dickens, Heather 283 

Dickey, Benjamin 297 

Dickey, Erin 267 

Dickey, Lauren 277, 303 

Dohert>', Maureen 104, 170, 264 

Doherty, Steven 268 

Doian, Erin 158, 283 

Dombrower, Charlotte 264, 350 

Dombrowski, V'innie 46 

Domeshek, Lisa 289 

Donat, Adam 332 

Donatelli, Heather. 128 

Donnelly, Kristen 181 

Dopieralski, Lauren 170 

Dorey Ashley 320 

Dort, lenniter 1 52 

Dorin, Katie 320 

Dottin-C^arter, Isaiah 225 

Dougherty, Kate 257 

Dowdle, Anna 283 

Dowdy Emily 129 

Dowling, Ashley. 222 

Downes, Lindsey. 286, 319 

DuBow)', Michelle 140 

Duck, Brandi 118. 120, 128, 264 

Dudos, Erin 257 

DuflB,', Neil 221 

Dugal, Kelley 271 

Duhart, Philip 249 

Dulfer.Johan 232 

Dunbar, Whitney 221, 231 

Duncan, Cate 152 

Duncan, Linia 284 

Duncan, Toni 128, 269, 280 

Dunham, Cindy 221. 231 

Duniap, Daniel 278 

Dunlo, 313, 329 

Dunn, Allison 170 

Dunn, Harry. 225 

Dunn. R.J 243 

Dunning, Whitney. 257 

Durant, Gretchen 181 



Dursa, Emily. 168, 350 Edwards, Chase 332 Ernst, Sheila 51, 335 

Durso, Mike 221 Edwards, Dana 296 Esperanza, Sarah 153 

Dussault, Melissa 149 Edwards, Jennifer 181, 259 Espinoza, Ann 153 

Duvel, Shana 128 Edwards, Man,^ 170, 253 Espinoza, Wilvia 263, 299 

Dwyer, Laura 334 Edwards, Rebecca 189 Espisito, Alex 266 

Dychus, Jason 140 Egbert, Heather. 128 Esposito, Lauren 255 

Dye, Morgan 311 Ehlers, Mark 171 Esser, Karen 171 

Dyer, Sarah 275 Ehrling, Kristen 296 Estes, Suzanne 171 

Dzurovcik, Joy. 281 Eisennian, Ashley. 189 Estock, Carly. 324 

Eisenstat, Danielle 259 Eta Sigma Gamma 288 

_ Eisley, Rachel 303 Eubank, Lauren 194, 195 

Eisold, Wes 30 

Ellington, Megan 336 

Ellington, Sudan 225 

Elliott, Eliana 152 

Eubank, Matthew. 153, 250, 266 

Evans, Courtney. 171, 275 

Evans, Kelsie 255 

Evans, Melissa 253 

Andy & Teri Guertler 
Crozet, VA 

Donna & Donald S. Haas 
Cinnaminson, NJ 

Colleen Hailey 
Roanoke, VA 

David & Jeanne Hampel 
Manassas, VA 

Jim & Wanda Harmon 
Denton, MD 

Michael & Deborah Harmon 
Virginia Beach, VA 



Eades, Ryan 254, 255 

Early, Karen 293 

Early, Noah 140 

Earnest, Laura 253 

Easby-Smith, Grace 327 

Easley, Liz 289 

Easome, Ashley 170, 261, 283 

Eaton, Erika 152 

Eaton, Laura 128 

Eaton, Paul 140 

Ebert, Erin 128 

Eberts, Timothy. 152 

Echalar, Ricardo 152 

Eckert, James 274 

Eddy, Matthew. 319 

Edmonds, Catherine 264 

Edmonds, Hilary. 295 

Edmondson, Angela 31 1 

Elliott, Sarah 318 Evans, Sid 225 

Ellison, John 264 Evans, Steven 243 

Elsasser, Sean 273 Evans, Thomas 140 

Elston, Heather 283 Everett, Kelly. 70 

Enatsky, Adam 152 Evey, Jeffrey. 165 

Enderly, Melissa 153 Exit 245 290 

Enders, Lisa 181, 243 

Engan, Kyle 273 

Engd, Katie 293 

Engel, Krista 248 

Englehart, Nick 225 

Engler, Rachel 295 

Ensor, Theresa 171 

Eppes III, John 266 

Equestrian Club 286, 287 Fabian, Jay 98 

Erbstein, Jessica 320 Pagan, Ryan 140 

Erhardt, Megan 320 Fanale, Brian 153 


Ericson, Dana 294 Fanale, James.... 

Ericson, Stephanie 307 Fanning, Nikki. 


.313, 329 



Farah, Christine 257 

Fargo, Alison 60, 268 

Farley, Kara 271 

Farrell, Jonathan 243 

Fauntleroy, Kerstyn 295 

Fauquet, Courtney. 236 

Favin, Jenna 335 

Fawley, Aimee 298 

Feather, Brandon 228 

Feeley, Patricia 250 

Feerst, Rob 288 

Feigleson, Kara 183 

Feinberg, Amy. 273 

Fencing Club 293 

Fenner, Maurice 53, 225 

Firebaugh, Sarah 225, 31 1 

Firnhaber, Eric 275 

Fischer, Kerry. 128 

Fischer, Stuart 154 

Fischetti, Andrea 323 

Fisher, Lauren 267 

Pitcher, Lynn 57 

Fitzgerald, Erin 149, 202 

Fitzgerald, Kimberly. 128 

Fitzgerald, Tameka 140, 218 

Fitzpatrick, Caitlin 331 

Flandrau, Candice 264 

Flanigan, Kelly. 260 

Flax, Lauren 257 

Fleck, Emily 328 

Ford, Maya 43 

Forman, Ashley 189, 336 

Forrester, Heather 259 

Forrester, Megan 303 

Forstater, Jacob 273 

Former, Kristin 154 

Former, Matthew. 297 

Foster, Kristen 149 

Foster, Sara 286 

Foster, Shelby 320 

Foutz, Gwen 128 

Fowler, Jill 154, 267 

Fowler, Josh 243 

Fox, Caidin 283 

Fox, Jamie 320 


Oscar & Sandra Heinsen 
Holbrook, NY 

Peter & Elizabeth Hibbard 
Columbia, MD 

Willie T. Hines 
Hyattsville, MD 

Mark & Phillip Horton 
Reston, VA 

John &c Margaret Indellicate 
Dunn Loring, VA 

Jake & Pat Jacobs 
Woodbridge, VA 

Fennessey, Jackie 281 

Fenton, Meaghen 153, 257 

Ferber, Natalie 302 

Ferguson, Morghan 181 

Ferguson, Tiffany 149, 295, 335 

Ferranti, Andrew. 140 

Ferraro, Brandon 324 

Ferraro, Kathleen 257, 277 

Ferro, Amy 281 

Fewell, Christopher 140 

Fiala, Brad 202 

Ficca, Kristen 326 

Field Hockey 222 

Filak, Christine 243 

Filingeri, Stephen 323 

Finazzo, Katie 320 

Finger, Susanna 283 

Finn, Daniel 154, 264, 296 

Finsness, Kristen 277 

Fleenor, Erin 154 

Fleming, Kristie 262, 284, 335 

Fletcher, Candace 149 

Flewellyn, Gillian 248 

Flight Club 270 

Flippin, Michael 328 

Floyd, Ericka 31 1 

HuteClub 271 

Fluty, Suzanne 171 

Flynn, Maureen 285 

Flyzik, Jamilyn 165 

Fogic, John 140 

Foglyano, Steven 171 

Folkes, April 296 

Folse, Laura 319 

Fonseca-Foster, Sara 99, 102, 128 

Football 224 

Forcino, Geoff. 128 

Ford, Adam 225 

Fox, Meagan 334 

Fox, Nelson 154 

Fox, Thomas 171 

Frackenpohl, Jennie 140 

Frahm, Erin 313, 329 

Fraker, Joe 255 

Fralin, Jennifer 255 

Francis, Catherine 140 

Franey, Katharine 149 

Frank, Emily. 320 

Frank, Sarah 128, 271, 318 

Franz, Alicia 149 

Franz, Kimberlv. 155 

Fraser, John 221 

Frazelle, Daniel 128 

Fredenck, Lindsay. 285 

Freed, Stacy 189 

Freed, Stephanie 128 

Freedman, Erin 335 


I reeman, Daniel 236, 237 

Freeman, Robert 255 

Freind, Katie 264 

French, David 326 

Frenville, Patricia 128, 268, 281 

Frick, Courtney. 320 

Friedman, Wendy. 181, 253 

Friel, Caitlin 336 

Friend, Elizabeth 126, 128, 324 

Friend, Kristen 182 

Frisbicjoe 298 

Fry, Michael 313, 329 

Fr\'e, Kevin 332 

Fuchigami, Eri 311, 313, 329 

Fuchs, Kate 232 

Gaines, Keri 281 

Gaither, Stephanie 281 

Gal do, Sean 96 

Galerenzo, Brad 289 

Galie, .\mber. 248 

Galie, Shane 140 

Gallagher, Amanda 128, 155, 253 

Gallamore, Justin 288 

Gallick, Jason 155 

Gallowav, Jenna 298 

Galorenzo, Brad 266, 289 

Ganci, Keith 155 

Gandia, Chris 140 

Gannon, Christin 243 

Gardarsson, Grimur 228 

George, Burke 225 

George, Kara 257 

George, Kate 128 

Gergely, Jennifer. 190 

Genin, Esther 264, 324 

Gerwig, Ryan 243 

Ghandchilar, Tina 318 

Ghee, Bryan 274 

Giampa, Jesse 248 

Giannascoli, Rachel 221, 231 

Gibson, Carrie 140 

Gibson, John 298 

Gidwani, Jessica 324, 328 

Giel, Lauren 128 

Giel, Lindsay. 182 

Jan & Peter Johnson 
Norfolk, MA 

Dr. Barbara M. Johnston 
Winchester, VA 

Joan Kernodle 
Midlothian, VA 

Dan & Barbara Kosky 
Allendale, NJ 


George & Sara Kerestes 
Springfield, VA 

Scott & Donna Koves 
Fairfax Station, VA 


Fulgencio, Charlene 253 

Fulk, Denny. 228 

Fuller. Erin 286 

Fuller, Russell 71 

Funari, Christina 284 

Funk, Meghan 243 

Funkhouser, Kerper 324 

Futell, Emilv. 327 

Gabler, Lauren 221, 231 

Gabriele, Sarah 128 

Gaermerian, Kevork 250 

Gagnon, Julia 182 

Gainer, Scott 259 

Gardella, Julia 140 

Gardner, Amanda 182 

Gardner, Lauren 128, 171, 254, 281 

Garfield, Chelsea 222 

Garner, Disa 232 

Garrett, Jason 140, 313, 327, 329 

Garrett, Kristal 140 

Garrett, Kr\stal 31 1 

Garrett, Suzanne 251 

Garriott, Khalil 128, 324 

Garrison, Evan 292, 293 

Garrirv, Amber. 324 

Garza, Kristen 303 

Gates, Lyndsay. 155, 249, 263, 295 

Gatham, Adam 243 

Gav, Mar\" Virginia 128 

Geis, Catherine 255 

Geng, Giuliana 289 

Gentn', Summer. 285 

Gigantino, Sarah 313, 329 

Giglio,Joy 289 

Gilbert, Heather. 284 

Gilchrist, Lindsay. 155 

Giles, Shelby. 284, 311 

Gillenwater, Kvle 225 

Gillispie, Steven 327 

Gimenez, Daniel 228 

Ginter, Gillian 313, 329 

Gist, Brian 158, 267 

Gladis, Didi 281 

Glaeser, Matt 228 

Giampa, Jesse 190 

Glasgow, Lauralee 336 

Glass, Brian 297 

Glass, Jonathan 140 

Gleadall, Nikole 255 

Click, Halie 320 

Glyer, Christopher. 219 



Glynn, Heather. 310 

Gniazdowski, Lauren 323 

Gockel, Rachel 171 

Godshau, Amy. 283 

Golden, John 171 

Goldwater, Gregor)'. 140 

Golf: 227 

GoU, Mike 251 

Golson, Bob 51 

Gonzalez, Jose 20 

Gonzalo, Adrienne 155 

Good, Diana 108 

Gooden, Kansas 226 

Goodfellow, Katherine 257 

Goodine, Kristin 140 

Graham, Millie 190, 328 

Grainer, Joshua 335 

Grampslac)', David 319 

Granados, Alicia 140 

Granito, Jennifer 327 

Graves, Sarah 129 

Gray, Amanda 149 

Gray, Danny. 243 

Graynovskiy, Eugene 190, 328 

Grazio, Michelle 253, 277 

Greco, Carolyn 129 

Green, Carol 226, 227 

Green, Emilv. 335 

Green, Jenni 297 

Green, Kristen 268, 281, 318 

Grosso, Kerri-Ann 232 

Groulie, Justin 285 

Gruber, April 129, 276, 277 

Gruen, Dan 266 

Guarino, Heidi 300 

Guelzo, Rachel 130 

Gullickson, John 171, 326 

Gundersen, Casey. 296 

Gundrum, Julie 190 

Gunlicks, Laura 264 

Gunther, Laura 295 

Guss, Amanda 182 

Guss, Katherine 140 

Cassette, Michelle 130 

Gwaltnev, Meghan 264, 350 

Dr. & Mrs. Ron Lefton 
Virginia Beach, VA 

Frank & Christine Lopata 
McLean, VA 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Magnor, Jr. 
Southampton, NY 

Mike & Barbara Mallow 
Lynchburg, VA 

Kurt & Gail Malmgren 
Oakton, VA 

Lenore Martin 
Burke, VA 

Goodman, Brenda 149 

Goodman, Elizabeth Blair. 155, 324 

Goodman, Holly. 320 

Goodman, Michael 278 

Goodrich, Maura 296 

Goodwin, Tar\'n 47, 190 

Goodw)'n, Buddy. 96 

Goodwyn, Robert 332 

Gordon, Candice 182 

Gordon, Jenna 283 

Cosier, Dennis 226, 227 

Gosnell, Jessica 261 

Gosney, Adam 190 

Gotherman, Scott 155 

Graaf, Danielle 171 

Graber, Zachar)'. 129 

Grady, Cristin 264 

Graham, Amanda 320 

Graham, Emily 129, 254 

Green, Pe\ton 264, 350 

Green, Rachael 165 

Green, Stephanie 253 

Creenberg, Joshua 155 

Greene-Long, Eddie 236 

Greenleaf, Jennifer 129, 264 

Gregware, Nick 331 

Greis, Christine 267 

Grider, Amanda 293 

Griesel, Kelly 326 

Griffin, Kelsey 248 

Griffin, Tiffanv 248 

Gymnastics Club 296 

Ha. Linda 190 

Haase, Alexandra 253 

Hacker, Tracy. 257 

Haedrich, Justin 245 

Haenlein, Pete 312 

Grigg, Lisa 250 Haer, Mason 286 

Grimes, Beth 313, 329 

Gritmon, Jennifer. 1 55 

Crizzard, Chesney. 190 

Gronlie, Justin 244 

Gross, Julie 281 

Grosser, Corinne 312 

Hager, Rachel 155, 253 

Hairston, Anthon\' 312 

H.ill. Charlene 140, 275, 284, 285 

Hall, David 328 

Hall, CAvcndolyn 155 

Hall, Kelly. 248 


Hall, Lauren 140 

Hallberg, Donald 171 

Hallberg. Lee 298 

Halliday. Kelly. 188 

Haliock, Kathy. 318 

Hamdani, James 264 

Hamilton, Kristen 267 

Hammaker, Amy. 149 

Hammel, Jennifer 140 

Hamner, Elizabeth 268, 314 

Hamrick, Ashley. 171 

Hancock, Cory. 283 

Hand, Jason 225, 31 1 

Hanley, Patrick 130, 278 

Hanline, Karen 171, 299 

Harris, Ashlee 300 

Harris, Casime 225 

Harris, James 140 

Harris, Kelly 188 

Harris, Melissa 253 

Harris, Meredith 190 

Harris, Nick 266 

Harris, Shawn 155, 249, 255 

Harrison, Alan 225 

Harrison, Heather 283 

Harrison, Kristen 281 

Harrison, Matthew 304 

Harrison, Michael 291 

Harrison, Mike 290, 291 

Harrison, Robvn 334 

Hawkins, Lindsey. 155 

Hawkins, Sara 335 

Hayes, Amanda 130, 272 

Hayes, Drew. 273 

Hayes, Erin 66, 67 

Hayes, Lindsey 149, 320 

Hayes, Ryan 243 

Haymorem, Josh 225 

Haynes, Christopher. 140 

Haynes, Ross 273 

Hays, LeAnne 320 

Haystrand, Lisa 243 

Heath, Rob 225 

Hedgepeth, Wesley. 37, 278 

Hedrick, Austin 288 

Rick &c Sharon Mast 
Rockbridge Baths, VA 

Judith Yarbrough Matassa 
Mechanicsville, VA 

Steve & Desales McCardell 
Fitchburg, WI 

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis J. Meehan 
Mt. Sinai, NY 

EHzabeth M. Menzie 
Oakhill, VA 

Mr. &C Mrs. Edward Montgomery 

Annandale,VA (/)C^ 

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Hanline, Lori 155 

Hann, Cara 190 

Hansen, Denise 283 

Hant, Andrew. 251 

Hant, James 278 

Happick, Jessica 155 

Harden, Laura 283 

Hardgrove, Matthew. 172 

Hardin, Emily. 318 

Harding, Donalda 31 1 

Hardingham, Scott 155, 278 

Hardy, Brent 130 

Hare, Tegan 182 

Harkonen, Larissa 155 

Harmata, Lauren 323 

Harmon, Katie 190, 277 

Harper, Erik 155 

Harris, Alien 225 

Harris, Anshawnti 263 

Harrison, Tonisha 31 1 

Harrold,Jon 251 

Harsche, Sarah 330, 331 

Harston, Anthony. 312 

Hart, Andrew. 76, 312 

Hart, Jan 299 

Hart, Jason 297 

Hartford, Christy. 278, 300 

Hartley-Werner, Seth 172 

Hartman, Ashley 248, 331 

Hartzler, Lauren 222 

Harviile, Kristy. 140 

Hash, Tiffany 155, 275 

Hassard, Timothy. 140 

Hasser, Kevin 190 

Hassold, Crane 332 

Haug, Kristen 202 

Haus, Lindsay. 140, 334 

Hawkins, Ben 138 

Hedrick, Christopher 298 

Hegna, Ryan 243 

Heidelmark, Carly 248 

Heil, Jeffrey 172 

Heindel, Peter 190 

Heller, Caleb 202 

Heller, Sarah 277, 324 

Helm, Michael 332 

Helmke, Jenni 248 

Helsing, Courtney. 130 

Helsley, Keisha 149 

Helsley, Megan 172 

Heluk, Marisa 243 

Henderson, Angela 172 

Henderson, Chelsea 221, 231 

Hendrick, Austin 182 

Hendricks, Adam 190 

Hennicle, Meghan 253 

Hennine, Leanne 172 


Hensley, Justin 328 

Hensley, Kay. 155 

Henson, Christian 172 

Hepburn, Matt 273 

Heppes, Jackie 190 

Heptinstall, Whitney. 277 

Herbert, ltd 221 

Herbstritt, Molly. 182 

Heringa, Spencer. 328 

Herman, Matthew. 149 

Hernandez, Juan 263 

Herndon, Mason 307 

Herr, Ashley. 251 

Herr, Dave 254 

Hertzman, Laura 191, 313, 329 

Hillel 273 

HiUer, Heidi 99 

Hilliard, Teresa 138, 140 

Hilton, Carolyn 310 

Hilton, Fred 23, 24, 60, 63, 78 

Hinds, Tahir 225 

Hines, Jessica 191 

Hines, Ra\'mond 225 

Hinkle, Jennifer 275 

Hinson, Denny. 236 

Hinson, Laura 155, 283 

Hipp, Rvan 222 

Hirsch.Jack 288 

Hiteshew, Joanna 131 

Hittie, Zac 313, 329 

Helena, Elizabeth 334 

Hell, Kiki 270 

Hollar, Jason 225 

Hollock, Kathy 318 

HoUoway Billy 335 

Hollowell, Andrea 328 

Holm, Jessica Dahl 243 

Holzmaier, Andrew. 295 

Homan, Cara 140, 250 

Homestead, Tom 245 

Honec IV, Robert 155, 332 

Hong, Michael 140 

Hoots, Lauren 286 

Hoover, Adam 319 

Hoover, Pamela 131, 310 


Richard & Vienna Mooney 
Roseland, NJ 

Jeremy R. Naiden & Family 
Yarmouth, ME 

John & Bonny Nere 
Fredericksburg, VA 

Nancy Harris Noyes 
Richmond, VA 

Kara H. O'Brien 
Shelburne, VT 

Hans & Karen Oppe 
Midlothian, VA 

Herzog, Jordon 304 

Hess, Tim 323 

Hess, Zorina 155 

Hetherington, Kirk 155, 335 

Hevener, Ashley. 248 

Hewitt, Holly 311 

Hewson, Whitney. 284 

Hexum, Nick 44 

Hickcox, Heather. 313, 329 

Hickey, Emily. 320 

Hicks, Jeff. 243 

Hidden Mountain Bujinkan Shibu 273 

Higgins, Ashley 182 

High, Natalie 266 

Highfill, Alison 319 

Hihn, Stephanie 140 

Hill, Cory. 334 

Hill, Erin 182 

Hillar, Jason 311 

Hoang, Christina 258 

Hoar, Philomena 191 

Hobson, lv\'. 131 

Hobson, \Trginia 182 

Hochkeppel, Elizabeth 293 

Hochkeppel, Meghan 172, 293 

Hochradel, Kathleen 131 

Hockman, Mark 140 

Hodges, Ryan 158 

Hodos, Daniel 155, 308 

Hodsden, Lindsey. 281 

Hodukavieh, Cathryn 283 

Hoffman, Kelly 285 

Hogan, Justin 266 

Hohn, Katie 311 

Holben, Andrew. 182, 202 

Holbrook, Brittany 131. 328 

Holcombe, Janis 191 

Holden, Andrea 270 

Hopkins, Elizabeth 140 

Horan, Heather 254 

Hermann, Lisa 155 

Horn, Chad 331 

Horn, Lucie 286 

Horn, Ricardo 131 

Hornby Mark 250 

Horvat, Irene 222 

Hoshow, Stephanie 23 

Houser, Sara 155 

Houston, Ashley 320, 323 

Howard, Bill 308, 309 

How,ird, Brady 327 

Howard, |enn\'. 318 

Howard, Kristin 294 

Howard, William 308 

Howell, Chris 275 

Howes, Laura 254 

Howley, Timothy. 155 


Ho\-t, Jenn 66 

Hoyt, Kathnn 295 

Hrabak, Steven 275 

Hrbek, Carey. 131 

Huang, Yon-Wei 155 

Huband, Kathleen 295 

Hubbard, Marcus 155, 274 

Huber, Patty. 2^1 

Huber, Richard 155 

Huddy, Erin 155 

Hudson, James 278 

Hudson, Rvan 155 

Hueglin, William 131 

Huff, Lindsay. 261 

Hutchins, Josh 245 

Hutchins, Katherine 275 

Hyatt, Ashley 250 

Hyland, Megan 155 

Hvnes, Emilv. 253, 277 

lampietro, Mar%-. 155 

landies, Elizabeth 257 

Illuzzi, Justin 319 

Ispizua, Martin 255, 255 

Issi, Adrienne 318 

Iverson, Sara-Beth 145 

Ixao, Anand 266 

Jacks, Justin 225 

Jackson, Emily. 320 

Jackson, Jennifer. 140, 326 

Jackson, Keith 327 

Huftstetler, Katherine 295 Imperio, Michelle 1 55 Jackson, Michael 44 

Stephen & Pamela Otto 
Oakton, VA 

Dr. & Mrs. Rich Pagano 
Danville, VA 

Mike & Sylvia Pagans 
Union Hall, VA 

Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Pepin, Jr. 
Great Falls, VA 

Ronald & Maria Perticone 
Forest Hill, MD 

Willard & Marsha Phillips 
Fairfax Station, VA 



Hughes. David 103 

Hughes, Justin 225 

Hughes, Sean 44, 172 

Hughes, William 276 

Hulfish, Davidson 332 

Hummel, Abby. 222 

Hummerston, Kristen 318 

Humphrey, Bobby 228 

Hunt, William 155 

Hunter, Brian 265 

Hunter, Erin 155 

Huntsberry, Mary. 303 

Hurley Erin 283 

Hurst, Jennifer. 140 

Hurst, Susan 155 

Huseynli. .\fag 89 

Husner, Suzv. 140 

Huss, Pamela 131 

Hussack, Emilee 232 

Indellicate, Gina 58,131, 264, 350 

Inge, Katherine 182 

Ingenito, Michael 140 

Ingle, Rachel 257 

Ingraldi, David 225 

Ingram, Ashlev. 281 

InkeII,Josh 332 

Inman, Kaitlin 277 

Innes, Andrea 34 

Inouye, Megan 155, 264 

Into Hymn 300 

lorio, Chris 225 

Irby Sarah 191 

Irish, Cindy 109 

Irish, Gerald 288 

Irreno, Jairo 226 

lr%ine, Elizabeth 328 

Islam, Shabnam 302 

Isom, Jenny. 172 

Jackson, Rachael 285 

Jackson, Tiffany. 141, 335 

Jacob, ^-Vmanda 156 

Jacobs, Deedee 131, 253 

Jacobs, Jeff. 245 

Jacobs, Meg 307 

Jacobs, Toby 319 

Jacoby, Anne 191 

Jafari, Kat)'a 255 

Jakucy-k, Justin 156 

James, Jessica 131, 264 

James, Meredith 156 

Jameson, Jenna 266 

Jane, Sarah Bova 243 

Janela, Billy 243 

Jar\'is, Amber. 243 

Jasien, Jess 243 

Jasper, Kelly 268, 269, 280 

Jaworski, Lindsay. 266 


Jeffers, Kayin 228 

Jeffreys, Sarah 328 

Jenkins, Mike 225, 275 

Jenkins, Rahni 191 

Jenkins, Stepiianie 156, 295 

Jennings, Heidi 320 

Jensen, Daniel 141 

Jessie, Victoria 131, 355 

Jester, Leah 131, 303 

Jett, Sara 131 

Jing, Jian Shen 258 

Johnson, Amanda 248 

Johnson, Austin 327 

Johnson, Bruce 225 

Johnson, Cavell 236 

Jones, Jobi 131 

Jones, Karen 276, 277 

Jones, Katrina 156 

Jones, Kimberly. 145 

Jones, Lindsey. 281, 306 

Jones, Meghan 286 

Jones, Mia 142, 143, 285 

Jones, Michelle 172, 298 

Jones, Quincy. 255 

Jones, Rhonda 275 

Jones, Scott 293 

lones, Sherri 335 

Jones, Stacy. 47 

Joo, Grace 141 

Jordan, Akeem 225 

Kallenbom, Jennifer 182 

Kalocay, Lauren 257 

Kaltenborn, John 236 

Kammier, Kara 141 

Kao, Anand 250, 258, 266 

Kao, Thoeun 172, 331 

Kaplan, Samantha 156, 275 

Kappa Delta Rho 274 

Kappa Kappa Psi 275 

Karey, Jennifer 323 

Karli, Rebecca 141 

Karpinski, Abby. 156 

Karpinski, Bryant 156, 230 

Karras, Daniel 273 

Kasica, Jon 327 


William & Lynn Pomeroy 
Homer, NY 

John & Gail Post 
West Chester, PA 

Lannie & Allan Potts 
Lovettsville, VA 

Randall & Susan Reau 
Woodbridge, VA 

Chris & Ann Rice 
Virginia Beach, VA 

James & Ann Riley 
Arlington, VA 

Johnson, Holly. 286 

Johnson, Joseph 278 

Johnson, Katie 286 

Johnson, Kelly. 264 

Johnson, Kerry. 312 

Johnson, LaTasha 191, 275, 335 

Johnson, Megan 191 

Johnson, Shelley. 1 56 

Johnson, Stacey. 172, 253, 323 

Johnson- Hutton, Chris 82 

Johnston, Alison 170, 172, 264, 350 

Johnston, Katie 281 

Johnston, Virginia 149 

Jones, Amos 225 

Jones, Ashleigh 281 

Jones, Brandon 1 56 

Jones, Dana 232 

Jones, Eleanor 1 3 1 

Jones, Erin 172 

Jordan, Amanda 253, 319 

Jordan, Ancha 295, 335 

Jordan, Drew. 264 

Jou, Stephen 278 

Joyce, Jonathan 331 

Ju, Leslie 243 

Judge, Amanda 257 

Juhas, Amanda 183, 259 

JumiUa, Michelle 258, 260 

Just, Emily 165, 286, 287 

Kaleck, Jessica 131 

Kale)', Jaime 28 I 

Kalichman, Josh 131 

Kasunich, Kristin 297 

Kausch, Sherry. 156 

Kay, Andrew. 323 

Kavs, Evan 221 

Keegan, Jenn 37, 253 

Keegan, Kelley. 156 

Keegan, Kerry. 254 

Keel, Allison 243 

Kee/ell, George 24 

Keith, josh 293 

Kelbaugh, Sarah 307 257, 310 

Keller, Ashley 296 

Keller, Lindsay 222, 223 

Keller, Margaret 172, 259 

Kelley, Megan 191. 318 

Kelley, Travis 191 

Kelliher, Stephen 225 

Kelly, Alison 320 


Kelly, Brooke 10^ 

Kelly, Erin 320 

Kelly, Jonathan 293 

Kelly, Maura 131 

Kelly, Megan 318 

Kelly, Melissa 141 

Kelvas, Timothv. 156 

Kemler, Colette 149 

Kemp, Lauren 253 

Kendrick, Christine 173 

Kennedy Bob 335 

Kennedy, Shannon 299 

Kennedy, Taylor 319 

Kensinger, Baker 251 

Kent, Clint 224, 225 

Kidd, Christ)'. 173 

Ki dwell, Jonathan 266 

Kildall, Jenessa 191, 248 

Kilmer, Elizabeth 306 

KiUman, Matt 350 

Kim, James 202 

Kim, Jason 266 

Kim, Jen 271 

Kim, Seong 131 

Kim, Sharon 131, 258 

Kimbal, Nichole 202 

Kindley, Kristen 149 

Kinelski, Lauren 142, 268 

King, Brian 290, 291 

King, Lindsey. 255 

Kluesner, Joe 225 

Klunk, Justin 251 

Knapp, Katherine 165 

Kneale, Andrew. 291, 323 

Knecht, Jean 31 1 

Knight, Ashley. 67, 277 

Knight, William 131 

Knights of Columbus 276 

Knowles, Jennifer. 165 

Knowles, Stephanie 286 

Koch, Sarah 257 

Koerber, Kelly 96, 255 

Kohr, Keith 304 

Koiuturk, Selauk 308 

Kolman, Starza 251 

Roberta Ritz 
Clifton, VA 

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Rowe 
McLean, VA 

Connie & Peter Schaub 
Alexandria, VA 

Michael & Susan Scheffres 
RockviUe, MD 

Richard Schneider 
Staunton, VA ] 


Thomas Ciaran Schoenauer 
Fairfax, VA 

-go. p>^ 



Keoglz, Christine 281 

Keown, Michael 323 

Kcr, Kevin 291 

Kerestes, Elizabeth 302 

Kern, Andrew. 225 

Kernan, Sean 243 

Kershis, Jackie 320, 323 

Kershteyn, Mariana 191 

Kessler, Dawn 149 

Kcsten, Beck>'. 281 

Kestner, Sarah 253 

Kettig, Kimberlv. 142 

Kewlev, Anna 296 

Keys, Jen 327 

Khalil, Deena 310 

Khnalan, Lortna 288 

Kibler, Brian 245 

Kibler, Tim 225 

Kidd, Carol 142 

Kmg, Madeline 285 

Kmg, Talley 281 

Kingsley, Kathleen 149 

Kinsev, lennifer 191 

Kirk, Lisa 142 

Kirmani, Sved 156 

Kirtz, Emily. 173 

Kirven, Mary-Pride 295 

Kiser, Jennifer 202 

Kissel, Jennifer 142 

Kistner, Joseph 142 

Kistner, Julia 182 

Kitamura, Emilv. 173 

Kitchens, Beverly 131, 268 

Klear, Jaime 298 

Kleiza, Lynette 143 

Klepper, Jennifer. 191 

Klingler, Maureen 222 

Klotz, Michelle 286 

Kolodziej, Mark 143 

Konecny, Jacquelen 156 

Konin,JefiF. 299 

Kontogiorgis, Megan 156 

Korotork, Selchuk 308, 309 

Kosky, Stephanie 173 

Kossekpa, Ulrich 236 

Kountz, Rian 330 

KowaJski, Katelyn 257 

Kozup, Sarah 131, 259 

Kraska, Ryan 328 

Kraus, Daniel 270 

Krauss, Jenna 326 

Kreiner, Wendy. 334 

Kremer, Megan 259 

Krise, Deanna 255 

Kroll, Kristin 149, 327 

Krouse, Jennifer. 131 

Kruger, Gregorv. 276, 297 



Kubich, Dena 156, 307 

Kuchy, Lisa 318 

Kufuor, Serwah 307 

Kugler, Kaylin 294 

Kuhn, Marisa 285 

Kuilan, Juan 250 

Kulp, Sarah 243 

Kulynych, Ashley. 248 

Kupelian, [ulie 300 

Kupelian, Karen 156, 299 

Kupetz, Kristin 257 

Kurasiewicz, Laura 143 

Kurbel, Jennifer 255 

Kusi.Toni 295 

Kussmann, Lisa 143, 261 

Lake, Caithn Gabby. 273 

Lally Katie 284, 323 

Lally, Kimberly 324, 336 

Lally, Shannon 131 

Lamanna, Latrisha 156 

Lamberson, Nicole 149 

Lambert, Brian 244 

Lambert, Travis 221 

Lamm, Christopher 131 

LaMotte, Colleen 143 

Landeree, Barry. 227 

Landrum, Greg 243 

Landry, John 173, 332 

Landy, Kathleen 285 

Lane, Jessica 250 

Laurie, Tara 275 

Lawrence, Maya 149 

Lawson, Alena 192 

Lawson, Bevin 320 

Lawson, Dawn 131 

Lawson, Sandy. 96, 255 

Layman, Annie 192 

Layton, Kristin 131 

Leahy, Erin 253 

Leary, Jennifer 183 

LeBaron, Bryan 143 

LeBlanc, Nicolette 156, 273 

Lee, Adam 192, 288 

Lee, Amanda 173, 284, 299, 335 

Lee, Erin 76, 286 




The Searson Family 
Hunt Valley, MD 

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Sides 
Newport News, VA 

Salvatore P. Signorino 
Centreville, VA 

The Starck Family 
Reston, VA 

John W. Stewart 
Harrisonburg, VA 

Cindy Stillwell 
Steamboat Springs, CO 

Kvitko, Daniel 156 Lange, Andrea 43 

Langford, Ashley. 183, 318 

Langford, Jayme 226 

Langgood, Chris 278 

Langholz, Vanessa 302 

Langlie, Kelsey. 257 

Langridge, Nick 324 

Langston, Ethan 156 

La Fleur, Kerrie 143, 286 Lanigan, Maureen 143 

LaBrie, Britini 51, 294 Lanman, Traci 143 

Labzda, Chris 153 Lansing, Jennifer 264 

Lachman, Jennifer 44 Lantz, Sandy. 257, 302 

LaCivita, Emily. 257 Lapetoda, Jennifer 220, 221, 231 

LaCroix, David 1 56 Lapierre, Jessica 268 

LaCroix, Lauren 173 Laptik, Nataliya 89 

Lacy, Max 228 Laroche, Audrey. 191 

LaGarde, Catherine 1 56 Lastner, Matthew 268 

Lahr, Thomas 130 

Lajoie, Rebecca 271 

Lattiak, Marianne 156 

LaTuga, Brian 146 

Lee, James 143 

Lee, Jason 173 

Lee, Natalie 284 

Lee, Ralph 228 

Lee, Sarah 173, 311 

Lee, Travis 192 

Lefton, Brian 143 

Leggett, Christine 281 

Leggett, Jessica 156 

Lehet, Carol 70 

Leigh, Elizabeth 47 

Leighton, Avi 277 

Leigh ty, Justin 173 

I.eking, Mike 250 

I cmker, Kathleen 307 

Lenart, Justin 182 

l.cNoir, lessica 281 

Leonard, Brittany. 67 

Leonard, Catherine 131 



Leonard, John 261 

Leone, Christina 156 

Leone IV, Salvatore 173, 332 

Leopold, Lauren 192 

Lesueur, Kara 156 

Letnick, Kristen 275 

LeN-y, Jessica 156 

Lewis, Hilary. 248 

Lewis, Jeff. 156, 332 

Lewis, Jo 310 

Lewis, Kristin 145 

Lewis, Lynsie 295, 311, 335 

LeZotte, Matt 225 

LeZotte, Tony. 225 

Liberati, Nathaniel 327 

Little, Eileen 257 

Litde, Molly. 286 

Livesay, Elizabeth 298 

Livings, Timothy. 173 

Livingston, Zach 29 

Lloyd, Johanna 295, 300, 318 

Lock, Cheryl 268 

Lockard, Kate 336 

Lodish, Nicole 192 

Loeb, Lauren 221, 231 

Loeffler, Katie 156 

Loewer, Lindsay. 257 

Lofrense, Eileen 126 

Logan, Jenny. 149, 281 

Logan, Lamont 245 

Love, Jennifer. 264 

Lovelare, Ashley. 295 

Loveman, Ellie 51, 173, 319 

Lovinger, Daniel 273 

Lowman, Lauren 285 

Lowry, Megan 277 

Lucas, Julia 319 

Lucas, Katie 183, 253 

Lucas, Thomas 156 

Luck, Libby. 320 

Ludka, Bonnie 319 

Ludlow, Ashley 131 

Lumsden, Jessica 323 

Lundsten, Derek 156 

Luton, Jennifer 289 

Gregory & Patricia Stratos 
Waterford, CT 

Leslie Marie Stretton 
Fredericksburg, VA 

Art & Marcia Talboo 
Nesconset, NY 

John & Jacquelyn Tanner 
Hewitt, NJ 

John & Rose Unchapher 
Ashburn, VA 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Wakeley 
Alexandria, VA 



Liebenguth, Greg 228 

Lifshin, Sydnee 253 

Light, Amanda 156 

Likins, Emily 149 

Liles, Jonathan 165 

Lillemoe, Shannon 257 

Lilley, Caroline 271 

Lilly, Chris 143 

Lilore, Jerianne 131, 281 

Lindamood, Rozine 173 

LindelLJay 226 

Lindsay, Amanda 253 

Lindsay, Paul 131 

Lingarnfelter, Amy 278, 300 

Linger, Heather. 183 

Lipkin, Sage 183, 284 

Lippard, Emily. 257 

Liskey, Bill 68 

Litchfield, Derek 143 

Logan, Zachary. 274 

Logsdon, Amanda 257, 323 

Logue, Kelly. 283 

Lokitis, Dana 284 

Lombardo, David 232 

Londeree, Barry. 226 

Long, Callie 336 

Long, Sonja 173 

Longerbeam, Jennifer. 295 

Longmire, Megan 131 

Lopata, Mallory. 320 

Lopez, Odyssey. 258 

Loredo, Christine 156 

Lorek, Stanley. 143 

Loro, Ryan 285 

Lothrop, Sarah 156, 248 

Lotts, Holly 303 

Loucks, Megan 243 

Louglin, Katie 334 

Luxenberg, Kelcey. 326 

Lynch, Brian 156 

Lyons, Debra 156 

Lvde, Robert 328 

Maas, Rebecca 131, 314 

Mabry, Shannon 156, 303 

Macchia, Antoinette 165 

Macey, Jillian 34, 37, 131 

MacFarland, Breanne 275 

MacGregor, Courtney. 131 

Machonis, Denise 143 

Mack, Samantha 271 

Madison Dance Club 284 

Madison Marketing Association 285 



Madison Motorsports 288 

Madison Outing Club 289 

Madison Project 304 

Maeng, Brian 288 

Mafale, Christina 267 

Magerko, Matt 223 

Maggi, Anna Catherine 143 

Magnor, Erin 131. 294 

Maher, Kristen 192 

Mahoney, Shannon 319 

Maier, Nicole 350 

Mailhes, Albin 192 

Maitland, Samantha 131 

Major, Katherine 257 

Makarski, Jenn 326 

Maresco, John 258 

Maring, Marisa 296 

Marion, Jaime 174 

Marion, John 236 

Markferding, Chris 192 

Markham, Sara 174 

Markowitz, Whitney. 281 

Marquess, Christopher 324 

Marsh, John 92 

Marsh, Natasha 143 

Marshall, Grant 328 

Marshall, Robert 110 

Martello, Jessica 156 

Marti, Jose 263 

Martin, Charles 165 

Maslanka, Meghan 323 

Mason, Adriane 31 1 

Mason, Kimm 143 

Mason, Sarah 103 

Massaro, Joan 268 

Massey, Monica 157 

Massey, Trinit}'. 285 

Massie, Meredith 283 

Matassa, Scott 250 

Matern, Melissa 284 

Matheny, Ashley. 248 

Mathews, Adam 192, 331 

Mathias, Justin 225 

Matthews, Mickey. 225 

Mauldin, Bekah 319 


Barbara Wallace 
Richmond, VA 

Mr. & Mrs. James J. Wilson 
Richmond, VA 

Mr. & Mrs. William Wueschinski 
Springfield, PA 

Elyse & Jerry Agostisi 

Zia Ahmed 

Frederick E. Anderson 

Maletta, Serena 320 

Mallory, Jason 225 

Maloney, Julianne 131, 328 

Managhan, Patricia 192 

Mandt, Kehl 24 

Mangin, Kerri 130, 143, 158, 267 

Manley, Sarah 131 

Mann, Allie 281 

Mann, Warrick 243 

Mannion, Ryan 143 

Mannwhich, Keith 323 

Manor, Brooklyne 218, 219 

Mansfield, Carin 254, 255 

Mansy, Nedda 143 

Manuel, Alyssa 156 

Manzella, Aimee 248 

Marcantonio, Laura 320 

March, Whitney 313, 329 

Marcum, Lauren 259 

Martin, Corretta 157, 275 

Martin, Da\id 254 

Martin, Elizabeth 132 

Martin, Jason 192 

Martin, Justin 174, 288 

Martin, Kelley 300 

Martin, Rontate 225 

Martin, Sara 132 

Martin, Sean 228 

Martin, Tom 228 

Martin, Tony. 236 

Martina, Lauren 192 

Martinez, Nicole 243 

Martinez, Ton v. 331 

Martonik, Daniel 1 ^^7 

Martorana, Nicole 192, 328 

Martz, Katherine 157 

Marviiie, Meghan 1 15 

Maskey, Beth 318 

Maurone, Gina 320 

Maxwell, Jessica 132 

May, Katherine 165 

Mazarowski, Cher\J 286, 287 

Mazzotta, Lauren 277 

Mazzurco, Vincent 143 

McAleer,Jeff. 221 

McArdle, Frank 225 

McAteer, Meghan 334 

McBeath, Brian 255 

McBride, HiLiry 236 

McBroom, Elizabeth 281, 278 

McCain, Agatha 157 

McCallum, Damien 53 

McCann, Cory 157, 283 

McCann, Laura 286 

McCann, Megan 286 

McCarter, Rodney. 225 

McCarthy, Katie 257 


McCashin, Robert 82 

McCeney, Elizabeth 327 

McClain. Sasha 192 

McCleaiT, Ian 332 

McCleerey, Tim 312 

McClelland. Ashley. 38, 183, 350 

McCligoott, Man. 281 

McCoy, Nikiya 275 

McCray, Kimberly 183 

McCulloch, Michael 165 

McDaniel, Michelle 143, 297 

McDonald, Erin 298 

McDonald, Leslie 149 

McDonald, Michael 218, 332 

McDonnell, Behvin 132 

McKenna, Brew. 320 

McKenzie, Kimberly. 132 

McKinley, Amanda 257 

McKinney, Shawn 149 

McLaughlin, Signe 326 

McLean, Kendra 257 

McMath, Erin 158, 264 

McMillan, John 221 

McMillen, Bob 285 

McMillin, Challace 25 

McNair, Alexandra 324 

McNamara. Eric 243 

McNamara, Jonathan 278, 290, 291 

McNamara, Marybeth 271 

McNamara, Patrick 158 

Mens Club Volleyball 327 

Men's Club Water Polo 329 

Men's Soccer. 228 

Men's Swim Team 243 

Menzie, Elizabeth 132, 318 

Mercer, Ashley. 257 

Mercer, Nadia 303 

Merchant, Lindsey. 313, 329 

Mercier, Anika 328 

Mercke, Erica 276, 277 

Merrirt, Erin 243 

Merten, Taylor. 225 

Meshanko, Jenna 132, 303 

Mesich, Jesse 193 

Messenger, Nicole 143 

Isabelle Baumann 

Michael & Pauline Bradshaw 

Anthony & Carol Brown 


Keith & Aneie Brown 

Shirley Butler-Unger 
The Casey Family 

McDonnell, Nora 298 

McDonough, ^Allison 260 

McDougal, Antwain 225 

McEleney Liz 132 

McFadden, Siobhan 132 

McGoff. Michael 143, 250 

McGovern, Sherin 243 

McGrath, Christopher. 132 

McGrath, Erin l'"4 

NIcGroarn,', Kira 221. 231 

McGuire, Kristen 281 

McHale,Joe 323 

Mclnt)'re, Sean 328 

McKaughan, Stephanie 132, 286 

McKay Jessica 183 

McKay, Kathleen 259 

McKay, Lauren 267 

McKee,Jeff. \^4 

i McKeithan. Ashlvn 257 

McNottall, Shorr,'. 283 

McPadden, Katie 183 

McSherr\', Craig 225 

McSorley Patrick 228 

McSween, Katie 326 

Mc\ay Lori 192 

Mead, Susanne 149 

Meador, Bill 221 

Meadows, Carrie- Vicenta 132, 281 

Medeiros, James 319 

Medic, Sinisa 158 

Meehan, Kevin 158 

MehafFey, JoAnna 254, 328 

Melchers, Brian 132, 276 

Melton, Dennard 225 

Melton, Kan,'. 1 12 

Melton, Kevin 133, 331 

Mendres, ^Amber 286 

Men's Basketball 236 

Mettley, Kristen 243 

Metzker, Christina 231 

Meyer, Geoff 243 

Mever, Jessica 174, 323 

Meza, Diana 226 

Michael, Valeda 143 

Michiganii, Michael 319 

Michler, .Annie 335 

Mickelson, Jamie 158 

Mickelson, Jessa 314 

Middleton, .Ashley. 271 

Mihalick, Becca 294 

Mihalko, Meagan 281 

Milam, Shelley 310 

Milburn, Katharine 132 

Millard, Brian 298, 323 

Miller, Andrew. 132 

Miller, Carolyn 183 

Miller, Greg 332 



Miller, Heather 193 

Miller, Jennifer 191 

Miller, Jared 332 

Miller, Jodi 328 

Miller, Josh 202 

Miller, Katie 255, 286 

Miller, Lara 286 

Miller, Laura 132 

Miller, Lindsay 183, 307 

Miller, Margaret 183 

Miller, Mark 225 

Miller, Megan 174 

Miller, Nate 291 

Miller, Ryan 251 

Miller, Stacy. 273, 295 

Moates, Chrissi 281 

Mobley, Katie 278 

Moffitt, Hannah 183 

Mold, Elizabeth 158 

Molina-Teran, Andrea 193 

Molloy, Lindsay. 248, 296 

Moltz, George 319 

Mondy, Brooke 193 

Moniodis, Evangelia 143 

Monroe, Adam 132 

Monroe, Tamara 143 

Montague, Lindsey. 132, 248 

Montgomery, Lauren 319 

Moody, Aron 159 

Moody, Heather 248, 324 

Morgan, Angela 72, 120, 132 

Morgan, Matthew. 132, 327 

Moritz, Amanda 159 

Morris, Daniel 132 

Morris, Kelly. 132, 283 

Morris, Leigh 294 

Morris, Merrick 295 

Morris, Russell 319 

Morris, Whitney. 147, 183 

Morrison, Gate 92 

Morrison, Corby. 132 

Morrison, Matthew 132 

Morse, Kathryn 277 

Morsink, Kurt 228 

Morton, Kristine 335 

Debra & Nathan Colman 

Steven & Mary Corbett 
Nancy, Sam & Andrew Croot 

John & Kaye Dahon 

Gregory & Pearl Davis 

The Dodt Family 

Millersville, Jake 323 

Mills, Briana 253 

Mills, Casey. 143 

Mills, Karen 255, 277 

Milone, Kathleen 298 

Miloszewski, Justin 332 

Mimm, Kristin 183 

Miner, Monica 277 

Minerd, Kristen 275 

Minnich-Lockey, Laura 259 

Minnix, James 291 

Minor, Justin 143 

Mirabile, Morgan 149 

Miron, Heather 300 

Mitchell, Dryden 44 

Mitchell, Joanna 335 

Mitchell, Travis 258, 260 

Mitri, Cheryl 295 

Mizelle, Leon 225 

Moone, Cory. 291 

Mooney, Kathryn 159, 289, 320 

Mooney, Michele 165 

Moore, Anna 165 

Moore, Ashley. 300, 303, 312 

Moore, Becca 335 

Moore, Brittany. 257 

Moore, Elisabeth 313, 329 

Moore, Jason 264 

Moore, Jennifer. 297 

Moore, Joe 243 

Moore, Stephani 272 

Moorhouse, India 281 

Moran, Charles 221 

Moran, Katelin 254, 264 

Moran, Meghan 277 

Moreau, Becca 253 

Moret, Todd 236 

Moretti, Danielle 312 

Mosby, Mike 225 

Moser, Carrie 159, 294 

Moyer, Ashley. 307 

Moyer, Dustin 272 

Moyers, Amber. 132 

Moyers, Kelley. 323 

Muelenaer, Morgan 193 

Muldoon, Therese 193, 257 

Muller,Jeff. 331 

Mullins, Derek 174, 272 

Mundarain, Vicente 159 

Mundt,Jeff. .335 

Munnis, Jamie 277 

Murphy, Jcnniler 193, 319 

Murphy, Kevin 313, .329 

Murphy, Lindsay. 132 

Murray, Sarah 132 

Murren, Cara 250 

Mu.sgnug, Kimberly. 132 


Mushik, Laura 313, 329 Newman, Lauren 132 

Math, Jenny. 331 Newman, Lindsey. 248 

Myers, Beth 294 Newsome, Curt 225 

Myers, Charlie 334 Ng, Jennifer 193 

Myers, Courtney. 326 Nguyen, Carol 258, 260 

Myers, Lauren 323 Nguyen, Kim 159 

Nguyen, Quynh 310 

Nicholaou, Libby. 277 

Nicholas, Meagan 248, 272 

Nicholas, Mike 243 

Nicolaescu, Andreea 193 

Nakles, Rebecca 183 Nicoletti, Josh 313, 329 

Naparlo, John 183, 236 Nido, Brian 132, 278 

Naquin, Chris 228, 229 Niesen, Michelle 283 

Narang, Akshay. 110 Nixon, Lisa 159 

Null, Laura 283 

Nunn, Heather. 286 

Nursing Students Association 295 

Nyhan, Sean 266 

O Brian, Brendan 46 

O'Brien, Jaclyn 248 

O'Brien, Jennifer. 283 

O'Brien, Molly 320 

O'Connor, Caitlvn 132 

O'Connor, Seamus 193, 304 

Alan & Cathy Depart 

Dr. & Mrs. Martin S. Dubin 

Cindy & Rick Eberts 

Barry & Joanne Emswiler 
'William & Donna England 

Henry & Marilyn Espinoza 

Nash, Cari 193 

National Association for the Advancement of 

Colored People 295 

National Societ)' of Collegiate Scholars 


Naus, Stephanie 261 

Navarro, Maria 257 

Xavlor, Blair 293, 328 

Navlor, Kristin 253 

Neil, Morgan 303 

Neilander, Bett)'. 323 

Xein, Jon 259 

Neisser, Jennifer 174, 253 

Nelson, vVmanda 281 

Nesselrodt, Clark 314 

Xester, Aaron 242, 243 

Nevins, Rachel 132 

New and Improv'd 308 

Newbill, Jaime 286 

Niyogi, Shomik 332 

Noble, Stephanie 527 

Noe, Laura 221, 231 

Noe, Nick 221 

Nolan, Brian 47 

Nolte, Jennifer 193 

Noonan, Emilv. 277 

Noonan, Sarah 250 

Norcross, Angela 264, 326, 350 

Nordeman, Nichole 278 

Norman, Jessica 174 

Norman, John 327 

Northcroft, Sally 222 

Norton, Denice 289 

Note-Oriet)'. 310 

Novia, Lauren 255 

Novick, Peter 221 

Novitsky, Matthew. 298 

Nowlin, Kellie 328 

O'Connor, Thomas 114, 225 

O'Daniel, Sarah 159 

Oden, Natalie 298 

O'DonneU, Erin 193, 243 

O'Donohue, Lauren 100, 261 

Ogle, William 132, 308 

Oglesby, Jessica 320 

Oglesbv, Melanie 132 

O'Halloran, Maureen 132 

O'Hara, Erin 327 

O'Hara, Sean 251 

Ohene, Rachel 323 

Ohoi, Marc 269, 280 

O'Keefe, Danny 245 

O'Keefe, Erin 184, 255 

Olbr)-s, Lindsey 248 

Oleson, Emily 276, 277 

Olguin, Renzo 263 

Olin, Cat 303 



Olive, Nate 250, 266 

Oiler, Daria 222 

Olsen, Lauren 143 

Olson, Amelia 286 

Olson, Megan 283 

Patrick, Wil 225 

Patterson, Megan 257 

Pattie, Ashley. 194 

Patron, Joanna 328 

Payne, Ashley. 184, 221, 231 

Payne, Sam 266 

Payne, Tiffany. 194 

Paynter, April 278, 300 

Oltara, Emily. 271 

O'Neal, Jamie 142 Pack, Cassia 283 

O'Neal, Kelsey 285 Pagano, Cynthia 225 

O'Neil, Kara 289 Paige. Christopher 327 Peacock. Katie 311 

O'Neil, KaitUn 184 Paige, Jay 225 Pelegrin, Lisa 319 

O'Neill, Daniel 270 Palcko, Lauren 248 Pellicane, Joseph 143 

O'Neill, Erin 132, 253 Palenski, Rachel 193, 296 Pennucci, Nicole 132 

O'Neill, Kathr\'n 143 Palmer, Marna 132 Pereira, Leela 268 

O'Neill, Liz 304 Palmisano, Jennifer 193, 286 Perkinson, Nick 278 

O'Neill, Ryan 159 Palombo, John 332 Perils, Janelle 222 

Ed & Virginia Graves 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Green III 

John & Beth Happick 

Kim & Kevin Harris 

Matt Grespin 

Jim & Meredith Henry 

Opitz, Amy. 165 

Optimist Kids Klub 297 

Orband, Christy. 323 

Ordorff, Melissa 165, 193 

Orr, Brian 193 

Orr, Timothy. 159 

Orrell, Emily 143, 285, 336 

Oskin, Hilar)'. 283 

Ostrander, Ryan 291 

Oswald, Valerie 243 

Otero, Alex 332 

Overton, Rob 228 

The Overtones 312 

Ovuka, Kim 185 

Owen, Lauren 277 

Owens, Donell 255 

Ozment, Michael 132, 291 

Pantke, Sarah 132 

Paoletti, Amanda 143. 250 

Papafil, Kyra 268 

Paradis, Lindsay. 143 

Paradise, Lauren 97, 318 

Paredes, Jeremy. 319 

Parilak, Andrea 296 

Parilak, Renee 159 

Park, Hyonkyu 159 

Parker. Kristin 263. 284, 285, 295 

Parker, Shern,'. 336 

Parkinson. Laura 225 

Parks, Ashley 284. 311 

Parone.WiU 272 

Parr, Bobby 202, 203 

Parrish. Ben 218 

Parsons, Drew. 47 

Paruszewski, Devon 266 

Passero, Amy. 320 

Perri, Michael 159 

Perrine, Andy. 92 

Perron, Sara 159, 275 

Pern,', Megan 278, 300 

Perry. Rachel 326 

Perry. Shannon 184 

Perry, Stephanie 44 

Perticone, Matthew. 159 

Peshler, Dave 327 

Peter, Elizabeth 194 

Peters, Erika 132, 335 

Peters. Melissa 34. 307 

Peterson. Jason 144 

Peterson. Kelly 184 

Pettengill, Ginger. 145, 159, 289 

Pettis, Raymond 132 

Phan. Quan 159 

Phelan. .\manda 295 

Phengsitthy, Moni 258 



Phi Gamma Delta 297 

Phi Sigma Pi 264 

PhiUip, Joel 228, 278 

PhiUippi, Amy. 303 

Phillips, Blair 174 

Phillips, Haley. 159, 295 

Phillips, J.O 236 

Phillips, Kristin 144 

Phillips, Lori 255 

Phillips, Mary 302, 323 

Phillips, Sarah 194 

Piantedosi, Jenny. 326 

Piavle, Natalie 257 

Pic, Jennifer 184 

Pickard, Sheana 133 

Poe, Jamie 307 

Polasek, Jennifer 328 

Polasek, Joe 307 

Polo, Ashley 320 

Pomeroy, Lauren 159 

Ponton, Jennifer. 284 

Poole, Keith 303 

Poole, Mariel 320 

Pope, Bethany. 324 

Pope, William 159 

Porambo, Jessica 159 

Poremsky Liz 221, 231 

Porter, Joshua 133, 261 

Porter, Kaitlin 260 

Posner, Rachel 184, 270 

Prosser, Lauren 159 

Prostico, Kate 281 

Pruett, Laura 222 

Pryor, Jane 281 

Puckett, Paul 304 

Puckett, Andy 202 

Puddy, Lindsay. 319 

Puentes, Jessica 159, 298, 299, 331 

Pugliese, Carolyn 144, 271 

Pullen, Casey. 174 

Purcell, Katrin 133 

Putnam, Sarah 146, 159 

Putney-Brandt, Sara 1 15 

Putt, Megan 326 

Pylypchuk, Stephanie 202 

Picketts, Lawson 323 

Pickrell, Emilee 320 

Pierce, Brittney. 335 

Pierson, Jessica 294 

Pifer, Brandon 274 

Pifer, Court 218 

Pinter, Angela 174, 298 

Piotrowski, Caitlin 159 

Pitch, Chris 245 

Pitkewicz, Timothy. 159 

Pittman, Bethany. 295 

Pitts, Erin 159 

Pitzer, Erik 324 

Planakis, Jason 159, 255 

Player, Jessica 159, 218, 219 

Plott, Carrie 289 

Plotz, Richelle 44 

Plumley Deborah 133, 303, 328 

Podlasek, Josephine 328 

Pote, Timothy. 184 

Potter, Brittney. 313, 329 

Potter, Thomas 332 

Poulin, Amanda 159 

Powell, Adam 311 

Powell, Julianne 277 Quesenberry Alisa 295 

Powers, Ashley. 257 Quesenberry, Kimberly. 133 

Powers, Claire 194, 286 Quesenberry, Robin 253 

Powers, Colleen 254, 319 Quinn, Jessica 144, 323 

Price, Andrew. 304 Quinn, Matthew. 144 

Price, Jonathan 331 Quirk, Brendan 297 

Price, Katie 109 

Priddy Kara 277 

Prince, Meredith 294 

Priscando, Jennifer 159 

Pritchard, Kerri 278, 300 

Pritt, Sara 326 Rabil, David 225 

Prochnow, Sara 248, 296 Raclos, Kimbrly 283 

Procopio, Chris 288 Radin, Tina 133 



RafFerty, Janice 321 

Raebeck, Emily. 324 

Raich, Katie 253 

Rainey, Brian 144 

Rainwater, Lacey. 334 

Raleigh, Marshall 331 

Ramierez, Patricia 267 

Ramos, Gary. 134 

Ramos, Isabel 174, 218. 350 

Ramsey, Amanda 159 

Ramsey, Carolyn 134 

Ramsey, Jen 323 

Raponi, Katie 320 

Rapp, James 144, 319 

Rasich, Jessica 194, 296, 324 

Rella, Deanna 159, 259, 303 

Relyea, Elizabeth 283 

Renner, Erica 281 

Rens, Alison 144 

Ressa, Morgan 172, 188 

Reustle, Christine 302 

Reuter, Rochelle 298 

Reyha, Tara 334 

Reynolds, Carrie 1 59 

Reynolds, Coriena 319 

Reynolds, Erin 134, 320 

Rezner, Lisa 312 

Rhodes, Michael 327 

Ricci, Margot 1 12 

Rice, Amanda 159 

Rinehard, Lori 314 

Rinker, David 221 

Ritchie, Sarah 134 

Ritter, Steven 144 

Rivers, Melissa 327 

Roach, Krystle 225 

Robarge, Andrew. 245 

Robbins, Brandon 175 

Robbins, Lindsay. 285 

Robenolt, Jaime 165, 248 

Roberge, Darcie 283, 318 

Roberts, Dorian 159 

Roberts, Doug 135, 275 

Roberts, Glenda 318 

Roberts, Katie 296 

Mr. & Mrs. Francis J. Lanigan, Jr 
Roger D. Lee 

Mr. & Mrs. Jacinto Lorete 

Mike & Susan Loveman 

Debbie Lyons 

Reid & Terri McClure 

Raskys, Mike 228 

Ratasiewicz, Heather 335 

Ratliff, Jason 291 

Rauner, Marissa 320 

Rawick, Patty. 243 

Rawlings, Erick 144 

Razionale, Christina 184 

Razes, Maria 281 

Reagan, James 250 

Reddy, Matthew. 138 

Redmore, Jennifer. 149, 273 

Reed, Celeste 330, 331 

Reed, Christopher 288 

Reed, Jennie 298 

Reed, Kyle 303 

Reed, Patrick 174 

Reese, Lauren 281 

Reis, Edward 134 

Reisenfeld, Katie 57 

Richards, Andrew. 184 

Richards, Beau 181 

Richards, Bradley 268 

Richards, Sarah 277 

Richards, Shay 300 

Richardson, Allison 159, 295 

Richardson, Lea 320 

Ricketts, Lawson 323 

Ridge, Guy 308 

Ridley, Tom 225 

Riegel, Jamie 328 

Riegler, Kirsten 312 

Riehl, Morgan 134, 141, 264, 350 

Rick, Julie 159 

Ries, Erin M)2 

Riesenfeld, Kate 285 

Riley, Daniel 297 

Riley Michael 159 

Rill, Kim 286, 323 

Roberts, Lindsey 194 

Roberts, Palen 257 

Robertson, Allison 43 

Robertson, Jason 226 

Robertson, Jessica 283 

Robertson, Marie 275 

Robertson, Winslow 266 

Robinson, Christopher 144 

Robinson, Jaimie 335 

Robinson, lulia 253 

Robinson, Justin 135, 274 

Rodden, Mark 293 

Rodger, Katie 243 

Rodriguez, Jill 184 

Roeder, Mike 169 

Rogers, Allison 281 

Rogers, Candice 289 

Rogers, Kimberly 175, 289, 299 

Rogers, Sara 144 


Rogers, Wendy. 135 Rowell, Ryan 332 

Rohmer, Alexis 159 Rowley, Kaitiin 194 

Rohrs, Monica 144 Rozier-Smolen, Andrew. 

Romaniello. Laura 257 160, 270, 304 

Romeo, Terri 282 

Rooney, Glenda 92 

Rorrer, Elizabeth 159, 299 

Rosado, Marie 263, 299 

Rose, David 144 

Rose, Linwood 72, 73, 116, 118, 121 

Rose, Kelly. 281 

Saberinia, Hanieh 160, 253 

Sacks, Michael 297 

Sadiarin, Michelle 258 

Rozsa, Nathan 160, 251 

Rubino, Jennifer 135, 281 

Rudd, Kevin 251 

Rudy, Jen 307 

Ruel-Bergeron, Sara 277 Sadick, Alaina 135 

Ruffner, Scott 327 Sadler, Elliott 86 

Rufino, Alecia 50 Sadler, Hermie 86 

Rosenberger, Benjamin 194, 332 Ruhland, Catherine 294 Sadler, Lauren 303 

Roscnblum, Dana 135 Rukenbrod, Paul 329 Saenz, Claudia 144 

Rosenoff, Zachary. 144 Rukenbrod, Ruke 313 Safford, Kyle 218 

Rosenthal, Josh 250 Rukowski II, Glenn 276 Sahoisky, Julie 144 

Rosinski, Jenn 311, 320 

Rosman, Ian 245 

Ross, Dave 98 

Ross, Jen 286 

Ross, Robert 159 

Ross, Sara 135 

Ross, Tim 225 

Rosser, Lindsay. 175, 320 

Rossi, Allison 184, 307 

Rosson, Sabrina 31 1 

Rotach, Dan 243 

Rotaract Club 306 

Roth, liana 264 

Roth, Jessica 257 

Rotz, Becca 259 

Rountree, Travis 135 

Rowan, Caite 257 

Rowe, Allison 250 

Rowe, Emily. 320 

Rupert, Kristin 194 

Rupprecht, Joanne 184, 259 

Rusenberg, Christine 254 

Russell, Glenn 265 

Russell, Amanda 135 

Russell, Christina 295 

Russell, Megan 194 

Russell, Raymond 165 

Russo, Katie 105, 283 

Russo, Krista 135, 264, 324 

Rutherford, Lindsey. 277 

Ruzicka, Lauren 232, 233 

Ryan, Carole 38, 320 

Ryan, Shawn 302 

Ryden, Kristina 160 

Ryder, Karen Lee 112 

Salih, Zak 135 

Salisberry, Benjamin 294 

Salser, Megan 160 

Salvatore, Ryan 135 

Sample, Chesry. 283 

Sample, Sarah 36 

Sampson, Christopher. 297 

Sampson, Harold 328 

Samuel, Halleluya 144, 335 

San Juan, Janis Michelle 144 

San Pedro, Michelle 160 

Sanaie, Jessica 160, 286 

Sandberg, Kristin 300 

Sanders, Jaclyn 144, 327 

Sanders, Janatry. 175, 255 

Sanders, Nicole 328 

Sandler, Naomi 160 

Sandy, Ross 251 

Sanford, Amanda 184 


Sanford, Katrina 260 

Sanford.Will 228 

Santanello, Erin 144, 298 

Santanna, Alissa 222 

Santucci, Gina 281 

Sappo, Stephanie 257 

Sargent, Kari 175 

Sarli, Nicholas 135 

Sar\'er, Meghan 328 

Satchwell, Maggie 1 12 

Saulsgiver, Emily. 330 

Saunders, Mike 77 

Saunders, Bethany. 184 

Saunders, Kristin 221, 231 

Saunders, Shannon 221, 231 

Schmidt, Lauren 160 

Schmitt, Alhson 314 

Schnable, Man 28, 29 

Schoelwer, Kathleen 135, 275 

Schoemer, Amanda 175 

Schoenly, Derick 245 

Schoonover, Valerie 243 

Schranz, Jennifer. 194 

Schreffler, Laura 150 

Schroeder, Andrew. 144 

Schroeder, Todd 245 

Schroer, Katy. 194 

Schubert, Abigail 160, 253, 267, 314 

Schucker, Matthew. 185 

Schuhier, Stephanie 257 

Seeley, Tim 226 

Seelig, Julie 295 

Segall, Amy. 273, 283 

Segedin, Jane 320 

Seguin, Catherine 221, 231 

Segura, Ryan 202 

Seibert, Chad 144 

Seibert, Sally 130, 135, 175 

Seijlhouwer, Frederique 320 

Seitz, Matt 289 

Seko, Patrice 135 

Selbe, Anthony. 297 

Sell, Jenna 277 

Sellers, Julie 277 

Seltzer, Dana 271 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Murphy 

Janet Murray 

Jerry & Sue O'Brien 

Joe & Joanne O'Dowd 

David & Joanne Pappicco 
Rosemary R. Phillips 

Savage, Niketa 160 

Savia, Kelh 194 

Saw>'er, Kate 265, 350 

Sawyer, Laurie 149 

Sawyer, Lindsey. 326 

Saxon, Bonnie 160 

Scarborough, Alexis 194 

Scarcella, Jaclyn 253 

Scearce, Candace 149 

SchaefFer, Thato 273 

Schafer, Jessica 281 

Schardin, Pamela 281 

Schaub, Gretchen 135 

Scheffres, Joe 226 

Scherer, Monica 194 

Schermerhorn, Beth 31 1 

Schieie, Kathryn 144 

Schires, Katherine 277 

Schlosscr, Keri 319 

Schultz, Hans 160 

Schuman, Lauren 144, 285 

Schuster, Adam 160 

Schuster, Katherine 184, 281 

Schutte, Sean 331 

Schwartz, Dianna 20 

Schwartz, Evan 160 

Schwartz, Jared 135, 160, 161, 523 

Schwartz, Patrick 144 

Schwizer, Chris 31 1 

Scott, Brandon 245 

Scott, Caitlin 243 

Scott, Lauren 243 

Scott II, Mark 297 

Scott, Megan 331 

Scott, Rachel 277 

Sears, Jenny. 283 

Searson, Eileen 324 

Seddiq, Marjilla 319 

Semeraro, Dominique 135 

Sendak, Catherine 320 

Seney, Nicole 284 

Sensabaugh, Leslie 160, 295, 324 

Seplow, Lauren 144 

Sessoms, Kate 286 

Sette, Megan 135, 253 

Sgroi, Stephanie 135 

Shackelford, Craig 144 

Shaffer, Allison 135, 323 

Shah, Syed 144 

Shaker, Maged 165 

Shambley, Demetrius 225 

Shankle, Amanda 281 

Shannon, Rvan 144 

Shaprio, Jeanette 264, 350 

Sharp, Adam 268, 281 

Sharp, Sara 135 

Sharpes, Stephanie 135 



Shaulcat, Maaz 286 

Shaw, Hayley. 135, 303 

Shaw, Jessica 277 

Shawger, Sara 1 12, 113 

Shaya, Erica 225 

Shea, Trevor 228 

Sheafifer, Laura 243 

Sheedfar, Megan 255 

Sheehan, Kristin 160 

Sheldon, Katherine 195 

Shelton, Blake 142 

Shelton, Nathan 195 

Shen, Alice 292, 328 

Shen, Veronic 257 

Shen,Yu-Li 185 

Shoup, Stephen 319 

Shovlin, Lindsay. 160 

Showalter, Allison 175 

Shroeder, Shane 288 

Shue, Sarah 281 

Shulleeta, Melissa 303 

Shura, Aaron 276 

Siclari, Steven 144 

Sides, James 165 

Sigma Alpha Iota 318 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 320 

Signorile, Kristen 160 

Silber, Ben 275 

Silber, Russel 312 

Simensen, Tannar 313, 329 

Skipper, Meg 278, 300 

Skirven, Matthew. 38, 304 

Ski r\-m, William 144 

Skotzko, Gregory. 273, 328 

Siade, Lauren 135 

Slepsk)', Paige 257 

Slifka, Nadian 278 

Sloan, Christina 253 

Slominski, Ryan 175 

Slough, Sarah 323 

Smigelski, Lindsay. 135, 271 

Smiley Philip 138, 298 

Smiley, Tara 323 

Smith, Ashley 289 

Smith, Bethany. 294 

Mary & Ray Putt 
Patricia E. Campbell Redic 

Bill & Jean Remmert 

Russell & Joan Reynolds 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Robinson 

Gabe & Daphne Rozsa 

Shenk,Jard 275 

Shenk, Marsha 250 

Shepherd, Molly 289, 299 

Sheppard, Kailey. 160 

Sheridan, Colleen 334 

Sheridan, Danny. 217, 228 

Sheridan, Katie 255 

Sheridan, Mike 236 

Sherman, Rebekah 34 

Shifflett, Amy 63, 160 

Shifflett, Cole 225 

Shifflett, Lee 60 

Shine, Jennifer 144 

Shingler, Amber 149 

Shipper, David 332 

Shkor, Megan 165, 289 

Shockley, Barbara 281, 323 

Short, Kristin 58, 264, 350 

Shotwell, Amy. 275 

Simmons, Brian 160 Sm 

Simmons, Jules 266 Sm 

Simmons, Julia 58 Sm 

Simmons, Samantha 195 Sm 

Simon, Erin 253 Sm 

Simpson, Amy. 320 Sm 

Simpson, Erin 243 Sm 

Simpson, Jessica 328 Sm 

Simpson, Katie 328 Sm 

Simpson, Lindsay. 144 Sm 

Sims, Amanda 286 Sm: 

Singh, Anita 185 Sm 

Singh, Jasmine 281 Sm 

Singleton, Melissa 295 Sm 

Sinthorntham, Max 258 Sm 

Sioss, Katie 144, 285, 294 Sm: 

SirneyAlex 319 Sm 

Sisk, Catherine 107 Sm 

Skifif, Katherine 135 Sm 

th, Bobby 242 

th, Brycie 264, 324 

th, Caroline 283 

th, Carrie 222 

th, Darrius 225 

th, Gar>^ 270 

th. Heather. 271 

th,Isiah 275 

th,Jefif; 51 

th, Kelly 281 

th, Kirsten 328 

th, Kristin 185 

th, Lindsay 144 

th, Nikki 336 

th, P.J 195, 225 

th, Robert 69, 243 

th, Robin 307 

th, Sarah 160 

th,Tim 225 


Smith, Victoria 144 

Smoot, Catherine 320 

Smyth, Richard 195 

Snaaijer, Thomas 90 

Snoddy, Melissa 165 

Snyder, Jessica 253 

Sochacki, Tom 228 

Sochaski, Erin 326 

Sochaski, Shawn 135 

Sommer, Lauren 328 

Sommers, Kristin 195 

Sommers, Sean 218 

Son, Daniel 266 

Sondermann, Kristen 222 

Soroka, Maryn 175, 273 

Springer, Amanda 144 

Springmann, Emily. 248 

Sprinkel, Katie 149, 272 

Sprouse, Scott 298 

Spurlock, Brandon 25 1 

Stacy, Brandon 135 

Stalnaker, Amy 160, 295 

Stanley, Carly. 175 

Stanard, LaTonya 144 

Standahl, Mary. 195 

Stander, Lindsay. 281 

Stanislawski, Adam 276 

Stanley, Ryan 274 

Stannard, Kelly 295 

Starck, Lauren 310 

Stewart, Aaron 293 

Stewart, April 175, 275 

Stewart, Carolyn 293 

Stidham, Megan 76, 264 

Stillwell, Lauren 326 

Stilwell, Heather 283 

Stilwell, Julianne 294 

Stoddart, Skyler. 175 

Stoessel, Julie 266 

Stollery Chuck 304 

Stohzfus, Daniel 145 

Stone, Jennifer. 299 

Stone, Katie 164 

Stoney, Levar 92, 134 

Storms, Heather 253 

Dennis & Susan Rupert 
Bill & Sandy Schucker 

Joe & Judy Sgroi 
Dr. & Mrs. John Snyder 

Sorrells, Lisa 160 

Sorrells, Rheannon 149 

Sorrentino, Mary. 328 

Souketha, Boupha 320 

South, Christopher 324 

Southall, Adam 135 

Southern, Jerame 38, 40, 224 

Spaanstra, Denise 281 

Spain, Elizabeth 320 

Sparrow, Elizabeth 135, 218 

Spatola, Richard 144, 285 

Speargas, Kristen 284 

Spears, Matthew 327 

Speasmaker, Joel 135 

Specht, James 144, 313, 328, 329 

Spicher, Emerson 257 

Spickard, Dena 221, 231 

Spieldenner, Andrea 188 

Spray, Matthew. 304 

Stark, Bethiny 175 

Stathis, Christopher 175 

Stauffer, Craig 144 

Stava, Ryan 335 

Steckman, Kari 145 

Steedman, Aieigh 79 

Stehhng, Lindsey. 160 

Steinbacher, Lindsey. 295 

Steinberg, Josh 251 

Steinberg, Rachel 160, 271 

Steinfeld, Leon 225 

Steinhoff, Jessica 145 

Stellute, Angela 253 

Stemp, Kelly 160 

Stephenson, Jaclvn 1 35 

Stephenson, Stacie 320 

Sterlacci, Michael 135, 278 

Stetzer, Alicia 74, 195 

Stevens, Krista 165, 328 

Storms, Jason 267 

Stoudt, Rachel 253 

Stough, Ashley. 175 

Strait, Julie 281 

Strawn, Adam 328 

Streeper, Lindsay. 313, 329 

Striegler, Nathan 160 

Strom, Mary. 320 

Strother, Dwayne 24 

Stroud, Amanda 295 

Stroup, Joseph 175 

Stuart, Matthew 319 

Student Ambassadors 323 

Student Athletic Trainers Association 


Student Duke Club 324 

Students for Minority Outreach 31 1 

Sturm, |enna 296 

Styles, Kristin 284 


Sullivan, Casey. 135 

Sullivan, Ian 165 

Sullivan, Laura 165, 260 

Sullivan, Sean 243 

Summers, Brenden 225 

Summers, Jennifer. 160 

Sumner, Ashley. 157, 176, 324 

Supko, Lauren 257 

Suppon, Chuck 225 

Surdi, Liann 281 

Sutherland, Jessie 318 

Swain, Darcy 160, 286 

Swan, Hannah 266 

Swann, Amber 195, 296 

Swanson, Ryan 328 


TerriU, Jennifer 136, 303 

Tessino, Jennifer 334 

Thayer, Ryan 288 

Thelbautt, Allison 281 

ThetaChi 332 

Thielen, Jacob 313, 329 

Ta, Uyen 258 Thiss, Shelly. 328 

Tabdiliazar, Mehdi 278 Thomas, Amanda 277 

Tae Kwon Do Club 330 Thomas, Audrey. 136 

Taetzsch, Jacqueline 160 Thomas, Celeste 295 

Taff, Lisa 307 Thomas, Jane 257 

Tagye, Carrie 50, 135, 154, 323 Thomas, Lisa 160 

Talboo, A.J 160 Thomas, Mark 288 

Taliaferro, Stephen 218 Thomas, Matthew. 160, 303 

Tallent, Tony. 225 Thomas, Meghan 281 

Neal Sonnerberg 
Jeff & Wendy Steinhoff 

Thomas & Louise Summerell 

Diane & Jake Sullivan 

Swarts, Crysta 283 

Sweeney, Caitlin 320 

Sweet, Lindsay. 145, 253 

Sweet, Nicole 318 

Swenson, Chelsea 176 

Swenson, Sheryl 135, 271, 284 

Swerky, Jessica 254 

Swiedik, Justin 145 

Swift, Aaron 245, 285 

Swim Club 326 

Swindells, Kat)'. 230 

Swing Dance Club 328 

Swisher, Jamie 307 

Switzer, Amy. 283 

Swoope, Ashley. 195 

Syckes, Stan 160 

Sysak, Peter 335 

Tam, Karina 293 

Tamborini, Ryan 332 

Tan, Melanie 253 

Tanner, Jessica 253 

Tarkington, Joshua 270 

Tarrant, Laura 323 

Tartaglino, Stephanie 281 

Tau Beta Sigma 313 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 313 

Tawil, Lisa 110, 135, 327 

Taylor, Chelsea 145, 324 

Taylor, Jessica 135, 268 

Taylor, Joshua 145 

Teets, Laura 135, 253 

Tegethoff Mark 251 

Teichmann, Jonathan 147 

Telfeyan, John 266 

Telsch, Lisa 328 

Tenenini, Melissa 147, 285, 294 

Thomasen, Andrew. 96, 255 

Thomason, Brooke 257 

Thomasson, Dorothy. 78 

Thomousen, Steven 255 

Thompson, Brooke 24 

Thompson, Chelsea 165 

Thompson, Cortez 225 

Thompson, Cristy. 149 

Thompson, Daniel 147 

Thomson, Ian 288 

Thorn, Kevin 278 

Throo, Kate 320 

Tibbens, Ryan 176 

Tiemann, EUie 195 

Timmel, Kristen 261, 289, 299 

Timmins, Bebhinn 160 

Ting, Olivia 160, 334 

Tingle, Marcella 136, 248 

Tinsley, Moses 160 


Tirpack, Cory. 160 Trobbiani, William 276 

Toillings, Lindsay. 257 Troester, Hannah 267 

Tolley,Nic 225 Troidi, GeofF. 266 

Tollkuhn, Kai 176 Trombley, Alan 130, 182 

Tomczyk, Jaime 257 Trowbridge, Carolyn 185 

Tomko, Ben 304 Trumpier, Ashley. 318 

Tomko, Sara 312 Trunzo, Adam 319 

Tomlinson, Tiffany. 271, 289 Truong-Brodie, Felicia 266 

Toms, David 243 Truslovv, Tiffany. 318 

Topper, Cameron 185 Tryon, Jen 320 

Topper, Cami 226 Tschohl, Jillian 161, 318 

Torano, Tamara 328 Tucker, Melinda 136, 303 

Torrence, Nicole 248 Tuddenham, Mike 228 

Totten, Mark 228 Tufts, William 291 

Townsend, Amy. 334 Tunstall, Mark 313, 329 

Ultimate Frisbee Club 319 

linger, Lauren 136 

Up Til Dawn 327 

University Program Board 319 

Urbach, Kristin 327 

Urena, Matthew. 136 

Uyttewaal, Jon 323 

Vaccarino, Brian 225 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Swann 

The Tenenini Family 

James & Linda Travers 
Rick, Joyce & Lauren Tritle 

Townsend, Lauren 218, 281 

Townsend, Trey. 39, 225 

Tracy Janelle 147, 335 

Tracy, Meghan 243 

Traeger, Joanna 226 

Tragerdovsky, Wilbur 323 

Tragert, William 136 

Tramonte, Lauren 147, 264 

Tran, Steve 266 

Trapp, Kevin 228 

Travers, Lauren 160 

Travis, Dionne 260 

Treadwell, Lindsey. 1 60 

Tremonte, Matthew. 176 

Tribett, Erika 248 

Trice, John 228 

Trigger, Laura 136 

Triolo, Christopher 161 

Trobaugh, Scott 86 

Turek, Cassie 271, 318 

Turitto, Candace 270 

Turner, Becky. 248 

Turner, Brian 306 

Turner, Katelyn 328 

Turner, Langston 255 

Turner, Lindsay. 136 

Turner, Stephen 335 

Twardzik, Melissa 320 

Tyler, Thomas 136, 335 

Tvnes, Kathryn 195 

Tvson, Lisa 318 

Ueith, Tierney. 277 

VaduleyArt 285 

Vaerewyck, Cassandra 147 

Vahabzadeh, Beth 281 

Valdez, Rachel 259 

Valeant, Anne 307 

Valenti, Christina 257 

Valoris, Billy 251 

VanAllen, Randall 285 

VanAken, Mike 225 

VanArsdale, Stephanie 57 

V^inSantvoord, Hart 228 

Vancover, Meghan 145 

VanDevander, Jamie 165 

VanHorn, Amanda 161 

Vanover, Maghan 145 

Varona, John 270 

Vassar, Phil 51, 53 

Vaughan, Jon 161, 225 


Vaughan, Kelly. 320 

Vaughan, Sarah 136 

Vaughn, Adrienne 195 

Vaughn, Ryan 266 

Vaz, Jennifer. 335 

Vazquez, Kristina 257 

Vecchione, Mary. 320 

Veltsistas, Christina 96 

Venafro, Anthony. 251 

Vergara, Whitney. 136 

Verma, Lori 254 

Versfeld, Baillie 222 

Versteeg, Rachel 185 

Verwers, Ashley. 176, 253 

Viands, Ryan 136 

Wade, Lindsay. 331 

Wade, Patrice 21 1 

Wade II, Timothy 176 

Wagner, Amy. 147 

Wagner, Kimberly. 275 

Wagner-Bartak, Nadine 176, 286 

Wagstafif, Laura 161, 295 

Waigand, Vanessa 277 

Waldeck, Wendy 195, 334 

Walder, Mary. 257 

Walker, Andrea 147 

Walker, Andrew. 228 

Walker, Brandon 273 

Walker, Carson 257 

Walker, Erin 253, 327 

Ward, Jeffrey 136, 328 

Ward,Tara 335 

Warfel, Noel 163 

Warner, Kacie 319 

Warner, Katie 323 

Warren, Leslie 163 

Warren, Sharon 185, 258 

Wasaff, Margaret 255 

Wasef EHza 328 

Washington, Latoya 335 

Wason, Hanna 195 

Waters, Stephanie 248 

WatJhen, Sean 136 

Watkins, Ashley 271 

Watkins, Deveda 165, 249, 263 

Vicale, Leslie 320 

Vicedomini, Martha 277 

Vidarte, Nancy 185 

Vigliotta, Jamie 266 

Villacrusis, Raphael 266 

Villarivera, Alison 264 

Villone, Jenniter 136 

Vo, Tiane 257 

Volpe, Tara 149 

VonHerbulis, Lauren 336 

VonLepel, Felix 138 

Wade, Gavin 136, 291 

Walker, Jennifer. 295, 320 

Walker, Lauren 320 

Walker, Robin 302, 303 

Walker, Tracy 161 

Wall, Michael 136 

Wallace, Lauren 185 

Wallis, Stephanie 323 

Walsh, Devon 323 

Wilsh, Erin 281 

Walsh, Libby. 277 

Walsh, Susan 283 

Walter, Heather 311 

Walters, Robert 260 

Walther-Thomas, Lyndsey. 323 

Walton, Bill 220, 221 

Walton, Kwynn 84, 225 

Wange, Jennifer. 138 

Ward, Audrey 195 

Ward, Elizabeth 299 

Watson, Colin 297 

Watson, Mary 136 

Wayne, Jimmy. 142 

Weatherby, Anna 323 

Weatherley, John 274 

Weathers, Cory. 163, 255 

Weaver, Dana 222 

Weaver, James 185 

Webb, Ryan 278 

Webber, Elizabeth 176 

Webber, Mary. 242, 243 

Webster, Elizabeth 336 

Weckstein, Scott 274 

Weibel, Chris 185 

Weirich, Pamela 295 

Weiss, Erica 253 

Weiss, Katrina 202, 203 

Weiss, Meredith 44, 319 

Wellford, Megan 320 


WeUs, Kara 176 

Welsh, Man 274 

Wenderlich, Amy. 163 

Wendling, Alison 283 

Wenger, Elizabeth 259 

Werner, Greg 236 

Wesner, Elizabeth 196 

Wesolowski, Brittani 196 

West, Meredith 264 

Westcott, Erica 300, 318 

WesthofF, Mindi 259 

Weael, Diane 176, 253 

Whalan, Lorena 295 

Wheatcroft, Adam 201, 202, 203 

Wheeler, Amy. 163 

Wilberger, Pam 108 

Wilder, Marci 163 

Wile, Elizabeth 147 

Wiley, Nick 323 

Wilhelm, Kristin 298 

Wilke, Mar>'. 176, 260 

Wilkerson, Mike 225 

Wilkes, John 147 

Wilkins, Emily 286 

Wilkins, Hal 335 

Williams, Amanda 163 

Williams, Ashley. 136, 253, 334 

Williams, Betsy. 303 

Williams, Bill 129, 325 

WiUiams, Chris 236 

Wilson, George 196 

Wilson, Julie 313, 329 

Wilson, Leslie 185 

Wilson, Lindsey. 273, 293 

Wilson, Meghan 336 

Wilson-deGrazia, Mallor)'. 253 

Winfrey, Zach 245 

Wingfield, Charmaine...l47, 249, 262, 263, 275 

Winn, Kim 302, 303 

Winokur, Evan 34 

Winslow, Ardaith 299 

Winston, Kevin 225 

Winter, Cor)'. 261 

Wirt, Meghan 319, 350 

Wise, Kyle 228 

Wheless, Elizabeth 196, 31 1 

Wheczel, Angela 165 

Whitaker, Brendan 245 

White, Brittany. 136, 295, 335 

White, Christa 196 

White, Leigh Ann 307 

White, Will 326 

Whicehurst, Matthew. 278 

Whitesell, Greg 218 

Whiteside, Carly. 257 

Whiteside, Sara 225 

Whitman, Richard 79 

Whitten, Matthew. 136 

Wickens, Cindy. 275 

Wickham, David 255 

Wickre.Wade 147 

Wieczorek, Chelsea 336 

Wiest, Galley. 136 

Wiggs, Carly. 176 

Williams, Jeffrey 147 

Williams, Justin 251 

VC'illiams, Kevm 163 

Williams, Mike 245 

Williams, Sheila 76 

Williamson, Claire 196, 293, 328 

Williamson, P.J 319 

Wilhs, Blake 327 

Willis, Chad 313, 327, 329 

Willis, Megan 281 

Willis, Wesley. 29 

Willison, Shannon 163 

Wills, Peter 176 

Wilmer.Jared 291 

Wilson, Ashley 248 

Wilson, Chris 245 

Wilson, Drew. 136, 268, 281 

Wilson, Emily 175, 285 

Wilson, Frenita 136, 248, 249, 263 

Wisener, Kat 162 

Wist, Sara 196 

Witt, Kimberly 157, 318 

Women's Club Lacrosse 277 

Women's Club Softball 307 

Women's Club Volleyball 329 

Women's Swim Team 243 

Wonkovich, Danielle 136, 264 

Wood, Claire 231 

Wood, David 228 

Wood, Diana 147 

Wood, Logan 274 

Wood, Sarah 281 

Wood, Claire 221 

Woodard, Lea 253 

Woodard, Tanisha 289 

Woodfolk, Robin 274. 275 

Woodford, Sarah 163 

Woodhouse, Doug 308, 309 


Woodson, Jay. 226, 227 

Wo o dwa rd , J es s 29 

Woodward, Sara 176, 350 

Woolston, Alyson 163 

Worden, Mary. 196 

Workman, Lizabeth 176 

Worosz, P.J 245 

Worthington, Lauren 163 

Wrenn, Kelly. 336 

Wright, Brandi 260 

Wright, Kathryn 313, 329 

Wright, Katie 136, 264, 324 

Wright, Kristoffer 163 

Wright, Mary. 336 

Wright, Shawn 274 

Yasek, Mike 226 

Yasuda, Yoshiko 147 

Yates, Isaac 278 

Yates, Sarah 283 

Yeatman, TifFanny. 185 

Yip, Christine 306, 307, 264 

Yonkoski, Matt 245 

Yoo, Jenny 264, 289, 350 

Yost, Maura 314 

Young, Chelsea 300 

Young, Kathr)'n 163 

Young, Meghan 283 

Young, Scott 273, 292 

Young, Sean 228 

Younts, Elizabeth 335 

Zellers, Wayne 40 

Zelnick, Hillary. 320 

Zesihger, Margaret 163 

Zetelski, Jessica 313, 329 

Zimmerman, Megan 254 

Zimmerman, Rob 323 

Zinn, David 266 

Zivich, Stevens 328 

Zondag, Dirk 136 

Zook, Jonathan 185 

Zook, Sarah 163 

Zuna, Lauren 286 

Zurowski, Adam 243 

Wright, Sherry. 136 

Wronko, Becki 147 

Wu, Angle 258 

Wu, Nadine 136 

Wubah, Daniel 116 

Wueschinski, Scott 147 

Wunder, Alissa 302 

Wunderlich, Linsey. 320 

Wutka, Jennifer 149 

Wyatt, Emily. 257 

Wylly, Sarah 58 

Yagolnikov, Oleg 136 

Yarsites, Dean 327 

Yousef, Sam 245 

Yudson, Phil 250, 266 

Yurkow, John 196 

Yuskavage, Julia 185 

Yuspeh, Robin 163, 289, 311 

Zagora, Jill 25 

Zahn, Gregory. 163 

Zamer,Jill 253 

Zangardi, Lauren 264 

Zankman, Alexis 163, 277 

Zapf, Debra 149 

Zavacky, Julianne 136, 255 

Zebatto, Kate 335 







in memoriam 

Christopher Ball 
Kevin Eckerman 

Brian LaBarr 

Adam Wheatcroft 

Stockton "Luke" Wright 


in memoriam 



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The 95* volume of The Bluestone, the 2004 edition, was an entirely student run publication 

with the advising of Jeriel Weavei. The book was printed by Taylor Publishing Company in 

Dallas, Texas with Brian Hunter as the publishing representative and Glenn Russell as 

account executive,. 

The theme. Magnified, was formualted by the editorial board of Kari Deputy, Peyton Green, 

Gina Indellicate, Morgan Riehl, and Kristin Short. Peyton Green designed the opening, 

closing, divider, and index sections of the publication. The four sections of the yearbook 

were designed by Peyton Green, Gina Indellicate, Isabel Ramos and Meghan Wirt. 

The cover was designed by Peyton Green. The 400 page book is hard bound matte black 

with 1/4 quarter bound of Frontier Blue. Silkscreen 915 was used. Endsheets are 

Rainbow Blue parchment. 80 lb paper was used. 

Submission was through disk using Macintosh versisons of PageMaker 6.5, Adobe Photoshop 

7.0, Adobe Illustrator 9.0 and Microsoft 98. 

Type styles include body copy at lOpt. AGaramond; captions 7.5pt Univers Light; Divider 

headlines at 24pt. Ariai; Features headlines at Arial, AGaramond, and Johann Sparkling 

ITC with Spot Pantone 1815 CVC; Classes headlines at Impact; Sports headlines at Stone 

Sans ITC TT Bold at Pantone 520 CVC; and organization headlines at FuturTDem with 

bylines at FuturTlig. 

Organizations covered in this book purchased their space in the Organizations section. 

All organizations were eligible to purchase an entire spread, half a spread, or to have their 

club photograph featured. 

All copy was written by members of the staff as well as students enrolled in SMAD 295 

and 395 for journalism practicum. The copy editor, managing editor, and the editor in 

chief edited all the copy printed. 

All photographs were taken by staff members or attributed to the outside party. Panel 

Portraits in the Classes section were taken by Candid Color Photography of Woodbridge, 

VA. All athletic teams photographs were provided by JMU Photography Services. Organization 

photographs were taken by staff or donated by the organization. 

All color film was processed and printed through Wal-Mart Photography Labs. All black 

and white film was processed and printed through King 1-Hour Photo. All digital photographs 

were taken with a Nikon DIOO. 

Editorial content of this volume does not necessarily reflect the views of the University. 

The editor in chief accepts responsibility for all content in this book. 

The Bluestone is a Spring delivery publication and is distributed free of charge to all JMU 

undergraduate students possessing JMU Access Card limited to the 6,800 copies printed. 

The Bluestone office is located in Anthony Seeger Hall, room 217. The staff can be 

contacted by mail at MSC 3522 800 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22807; by phone at 

(540)-568-654l; by fax at (540)- 568-6384, and by e-mail at 



Taylor Publishing Company: 

Brian Hunter 
Glenn Russell 

Local Photography Companies 

King 1 hour Photo 
Wal Mart Photo Lab 

University photography services: 

Cathy Kushner 

Sports Media Relations: 

Curt Dudley 

Candid Color Photography: 

Kurt Araujo 
Marti Cook 

JMU Administration: 

Dr. Linwood Rose 
Media Board members 
Jerry Weaver 
Dr. Richard Whiteman 

Local Businesses 


Friendship Industries 


Mr. J's Bagels and Deli 



XEROX Capital Services 

Computer Services: 

JMU Help Desk 

Events and Conferences: 

Mark Cline 
Debbie Miller 

Biuestone Alumni 

Sally DufF 

Allison Miracco 
Carlton Wolfe 

University Organizations 

The Breeze 

Gardy Loo! 

University Program Board 

WXJM: Kevyn Adams, Kim Deaton 

Postal Services: 

Federal Express 
JMU Postal Services 
US Postal Services 

University facidty and Staff: 

Flip DeLuca 

Donna Dunn 

Debbie Kauffman 

Yvonne Knight 

Donna Sinnett 

David Wendleken 

University Staff: 

Accounts Payable 

Anthony Seeger Housekeeping Staff 

Financial Aid and Scholarships 

Procurement Office 

Recycling Staff 

Registrar's Office 




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